Richard Schenk



Contact Richard Schenk
Email: resch@conncoll.edu
Mailbox: 5271
Office: 300A College Center at Crozier-Williams
Phone: (860) 439-5397
Fax: (860) 439-5365

Richard Schenk, Musician/Composer for Dance

Musician/Composer for Dance

Joined Connecticut College: 1995

Education
Oberlin College
The Ohio State University

Specializations
Dance composition
Music for dance

Richard Schenk joined Connecticut College in 1995 as musician/composer for dance after 10 years as music director at The Ohio State University Department of Dance. He has composed dozens of scores for choreographers, and performs on piano, cello, guitar and percussion in addition to pursuing computer applications for composition and improvisation.

Richard teaches in the areas of Music for Dance, Dance Composition and Arts and Technology. He also served on the faculty of the American Dance Festival. He is one of the founders of the International Guild of Musicians in Dance and works to promote collaboration between choreographers and composers.

In 2011, Richard Schenk co-wrote the Connecticut College Centennial Song. Read and download the lyrics and play the Centennial song.

He is a graduate of Oberlin College and The Ohio State University and studied music composition with Stephen Albert, Thomas Wells, Walter Aschaffenburg and Frederick Koch. He has received music composition grants from the Ohio Arts Council, the Columbus Arts Council and OSU Faculty Research Support.

Visit the dance department website.