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Richard MastersRichard Masters is a soloist, opera coach, and conductor based in Blacksburg, VA, where he is an Assistant Professor of piano and collaborative piano on the music faculty at Virginia Tech's School of Performing Arts. Significant collaborations include concerts with Grammy-winning baritone Donnie Ray Albert, flutist Valerie Coleman, former Juilliard String Quartet violinist Earl Carlyss, saxophonist Harvey Pittel, and under the baton of Lorin Maazel. Recent performances include recitals at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Schola Cantorum in Paris, Gallery 345 in Toronto, the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library, the Percy Grainger Home and Museum in White Plains, and the San Francisco Conservatory. He has written on a variety of topics for publications including The Record Collector, Association for Recorded Sound Collections Journal, American Music Teacher, Stage Directors and Choreographers Journal, and Opera Journal. Conference presentations include appearances at the Music Teachers National Association National Conference, the College Music Society National Conference, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Virginia Music Teachers Association Conference, and the Kansas Music Teachers Association Conference. Dr. Masters is a Yamaha Artist. For more information, please visit

Editorial Board: Audio Performance

Benton Hess
Emeritus, Eastman School of Music

Kiyoshi Tamagawa
Southwestern University

Quinn Ankrum
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

Kyle Hutchins
Virginia Tech

Joel Love
Houston Community College