DR. RICHARD FOUNTAIN

 

Richard Fountain

Praised for his “clear, expressive playing,” “mature display of pyrotechnics”  and “sensitivity to harmonic and formal considerations,” pianist Richard Fountain has steadily garnered praise for his versatile work.  Besides stunning audiences with “runs … at times light as a feather, other times strong as iron,” he is an accomplished teacher, adjudicator, choral, vocal and chamber collaborator, and orchestral keyboardist.

A finalist for The American Prize in Solo Piano, his debut CD, “American Ivory,” featuring solo piano works of past and present American composers, is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other sites. 

A featured soloist with the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra, the UNL Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, and the Plainview Symphony Orchestra, Fountain studied at Taylor University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Fountain holds the positions of Principal Keyboard with both Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared as section pianist for the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra.  Other performance highlights include the American Liszt Festival, the International Double Reed Society, the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest, the College Music Society National Conference, the Texas Music Teachers Association Convention and the Midwest Historical Keyboard Society. 

Fountain studied fortepiano with Ann Chang at UNL and has participated in workshops and masterclasses with Malcolm Bilson, Bart van Oort, David Breitman and Andrew Willis.  Fountain also participated in the inaugural Westfield International Fortepiano Competition.  He remains an ardent student of historical performance practice on both period and modern instruments.

Fountain serves as Associate Professor of Collaborative Piano at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX, where he teaches applied piano, accompanying, piano literature and piano pedagogy.   Fountain is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and lives in Plainview with his wife Sarah and their two children.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Course Title Time Room
FALL
MUSI 3220 Piano Pedagogy TBA HMC 129
PIAN 3110 Accompanying Seminar TBA HMC 129
PIAN 1105-4106 Applied Piano TBA HMC 129
PIAN 1205-4206 Applied Piano TBA HMC 129
SPRING
MUSI 3210 Elementary Piano Literature TBA HMC 129
PIAN 3110 Accompanying Seminar TBA HMC 129
PIAN 1105-4106 Applied Piano TBA HMC 129
PIAN 1205-4206 Applied Piano TBA HMC 129

 

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday 9:00-10:00
Thursday 10:00-11:00
Friday 8:30-9:30
Other Times By Appointment