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William W. Richards

Adjunct Professor – Percussion

  • Department of Music
  • College of Fine Arts


PercussionChilders Hall, Room B-004(202) 806-7532billrichards.perc@gmail.comBill Richards teaches private percussion lessons, Percussion Method Course to Music Ed. majors, Directs Howard University Percussion EnsembleFormerly part-time lecturer at Shenandoah Conservatory, 1995-2000. Full time substitute at University of Maryland, College Park, 2000-2001Principal Percussion and solo percussionist with The United States Army Band (Pershing's Own), Washington, DCCurrently first call percussion substitute with Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. Performs with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Theatre Orchestra, Wolf Trap Opera Company, Verge Ensemble of the Contemporary Music ForumRecordings:Numerous with The United States Army Band. Bounce by Steven Sondheim with Kennedy Center Show Orchestra. Africans in America CD and DVD produced through WGBH, Boston. Re-recording of Virgil Thompson's documentaries with The Post Classical Ensemble - The River and The Plow that broke the Plains.

Education & Expertise



Master of Music
Catholic University of America 

Music Education

Bachelor of Music Education
Temple University