Richard Burchard, composer

Richard Burchard

Richard Burchard is Associate Professor of Music and Executive Composer-in-Residence at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY where he also served as department chair for twelve years. He teaches Composition, Theory and World Music courses.. His portfolio includes over 100 commissioned works. His choral music has been performed extensively throughout the Unites States with several premieres at state, regional and national events including ACDA and NCCO. International premieres include Australia, Austria, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.

His large scale works include The Seven Last Words of Christ for Choir and String Orchestra, Stabat Mater, also for Choir and String Orchestra, commissioned by the Paris Choral Society, and Falling Stars for Choir, Soloists, Strings, Piano, Harp and Clarinet.

Burchard was named the Kentucky Music Teachers Association 2008 Commissioned Composer and has served as composer-in-residence for The Louisville Vocal Project, Voces Novae, St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, The Cathedral of the Assumption, as well asThe University of Kentucky Choral Department, and The American Cathedral in Paris, France.

For more information and to hear other of Burchard’s works, visit and Soundcloud