Richard Webb

Ph.D., Northwestern University

Richard S. Webb, Ph.D., earned degrees in viola performance and music education certification from Bowling Green State University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. After 14 years of school orchestra teaching in the Midwest, he earned the Ph.D. in Music Education from Northwestern University in 2012. Dr. Webb currently serves as Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Fredonia, and has taught courses in music education, string techniques, and conducting. He is a published education scholar, arranger, and active string clinician and conductor, working with festival and all-state orchestras around the United States. Dr. Webb has also served on the faculties of DePaul University, Boston University, The University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and The University of Florida MMME program. He is a frequent presenter of research-based sessions for practitioners at state and national string/music education conferences. Recent publications include article and chapter contributions for The American String Teacher, the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, School Music News, and two books on composing and improvising in the school band and orchestra (published by GIA). His orchestra arrangements, including those of music by Black American composers of the early 1900's “pre-jazz” era, are available at Dr. Webb is the director of the SUNY@Fredonia Summer Music Festival String Camp, and is a past-president of the New York state chapter of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).

Office Hours

  • Monday: 11am-12p
  • Wednesday: 11am-12p

Teaching Interests

Music Education; String Class Pedagogy

Research Interests

Research-Informed Clinics and Presentations for Practitioners

Professional Membership

  • American String Teachers Association
  • National Association for Music Education