Richard M. Blumenthal

Staff Pianist

Richard M. Blumenthal
(615) 898-2504
(615) 898-5037
Room 260, Wright Music Building (WMB)
MTSU Box 47, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments / Programs

Areas of Expertise

Collaborative Piano

Biography

Richard Blumenthal serves as Staff Pianist for MTSU for degree, faculty, and guest artist recitals. A native of Syracuse NY, Richard has meandered his way southward, most recently serving as a staff pianist for Louisiana State University. A graduate from SUNY Fredonia with bachelors' in Piano Performance and Music Education with a string concentration, he also holds a master’s degree in Collaborative Piano from the University of Georgia.

Richard has served as rehearsal and perfo...

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Richard Blumenthal serves as Staff Pianist for MTSU for degree, faculty, and guest artist recitals. A native of Syracuse NY, Richard has meandered his way southward, most recently serving as a staff pianist for Louisiana State University. A graduate from SUNY Fredonia with bachelors' in Piano Performance and Music Education with a string concentration, he also holds a master’s degree in Collaborative Piano from the University of Georgia.

Richard has served as rehearsal and performance pianist in productions for Red Shift Choir in Louisiana, Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge, LA, Nickel City Opera Company in Buffalo, NY, Town and Gown Players in Athens, GA, and Next Act at University of Georgia. In addition to frequent collaborative and accompanying work, he maintains interest working in other settings as a composer and arranger, having released three albums of original work, and recently re-orchestrated (or more accurately ‘de-orchestrated’) Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last Five Years”, scoring for 2 musicians who rotate playing multiple instruments throughout the show. As a session musician and recording hobbyist, Richard also branches out into piano tracking/recording for hire in diverse genres from lofi hiphop to progressive metal. When taking a break from rehearsing, Richard enjoys board games with his wife Allison, playing bass, and trying to keep his innumerable cats entertained.

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