Musician/Composer for Dance
Joined Connecticut College: 1995
Oberlin College, The Ohio State University
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.