Chair, Region 6; Member, Board of Directors
Elected November 2015; term ends November 2017
Richard Kravchak is the founding Director of the School of Music and Theatre at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.
Prior to his position at Marshall University, he served as professor of music and Chair of the Music Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he directed the music education program and served as a studio woodwinds instructor; and music director at Conoga Park High School in Los Angeles, California. During his time at Conoga Park High School, he received the Platinum Apple Award from the United Teachers of Los Angeles and a Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year Award from the Los Angeles County Office of Education, among other honors.
He has performed as a woodwind soloist and as a chamber and orchestral musician in countries including Mexico, France, El Salvador, Germany, Canada, and the United States. He has also performed professionally on all of the major woodwind instruments in both the jazz and classical idioms. His debut solo album is titled California Oboe.
Professor Kravchak holds a Doctor of Music in oboe performance from Florida State University, a Master of Music in English horn performance from The Juilliard School, and a Bachelor of Music in oboe performance from the Eastman School of Music.
Updated December 2015