Name: Dr. Richard Schwartz, Associate Professor of Music (Saxaphone and Jazz)
ENMU Role: Faculty / Mentor
ENMU Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Preferred method of contact: Email
Office Phone: 575-562-2471
Office Location: MB, Room 203
Home Town: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Cultural Background: Jewish
- Education: Degrees from Temple University in Music Education, The University of Michigan in Woodwind Performance (Saxophone), and Boston University in Woodwind Performance (Saxophone). Research Interests: Musical Composition, Saxophone Pedagogy, Classical and Jazz Performance, Musical Intonation, extended woodwind techniques and jazz improvisation.
- Additional Information: I have performed with a variety of well-known musical artists including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Johnny Mathis, Linda Ronstadt and more. I served as president of organizations including the New Mexico Jazz Educators and the Southeastern Louisiana University Faculty Senate. I currently serve as the faculty representative of ENMU's Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Theta Phi) chapter.
- One challenge I experienced in college was while an undergraduate at Temple University in Philadelphia, my father passed. I found that after my father passed I took my studies much more seriously by taking on the philosophy that life can be short. We need to make the most of it. Also, while at Boston University, I encountered several challenges with professors. It took quite some time and effort, but I pushed through and graduated despite these teachers' lack of effort.
- I am a Greyhound Connection Mentor because I want to help and support students who may feel a bit overwhelmed, or those that need help with challenges. Many of our faculty have experienced challenges and are wonderful resources. Personally, I simply would like to help in any way I can.