DMA, Choral Conducting, University of Arizona, Tucson
MM, Choral Conducting, Texas State University, San Marcos
Richard Hintze is Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music. He comes to Spring Arbor University to take the reigns of an established and successful choral program built and directed for over 40 years by Dr. Chuck Livesay. Hintze conducts the Chamber Choir and University Singers, and teaches conducting, choral methods, rehearsal strategies and aural training, and supervises choral student teachers.
Dr. Hintze has taught in both the choral and music education programs at Texas State University in San Marcos, where he served as Associate Director of Choral Activities, and the University of Arizona in Tucson. His career spans almost four decades of choral conducting experience in academic, professional, church and community settings, with adults and students of all ages.
His most recent scholarly research has centered on the music of Kent A. Newbury, an American composer living in Scottsdale, Arizona. As a professional singer, Hintze has performed with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus, AwenRising Professional Chamber Choir, and the Sonoran Desert Chorale.
Dr. Hintze is a Life Member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and has served in various leadership positions, including as President of the Arizona chapter of ACDA, and President of the Choral Directors of Arizona (NAfME). His choirs have performed at state ACDA and NAfME conferences, and have toured the Southwest extensively.
Dr. Hintze is well-known as a choral clinician and adjudicator in Arizona, Texas, and Washington state, and has presented workshops and published with state and regional organizations.
You can contact Dr. Hintze by phone at 517.750.6498 or by email at Richard.Hintze@arbor.edu .