Richard Chenoweth, horn performer and clinician, is Professor of Horn at the University of Dayton and Principal Horn of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a member of the nationally known brass quintet, The Carillon Brass, and performs as second horn with the orchestra of the prestigious summer music festival, The Santa Fe Opera, a position he has held for 31 consecutive years. He has also performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, The Florida Philharmonic and as both first and third horn with the Atlanta Symphony.
He earned his undergraduate degree from The Manhattan School of Music, and his teachers include Jerry Knop, Arthur Berv, Michael Hatfield, Gail Williams, and Arthur David Kreihbel.
Richard Chenoweth is the first recipient of the degree Doctor of Musical Arts in Horn Performance from the College-Conservatory of the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Chenoweth also performs on the UD campus with The Pro Musica Brass Trio and Cantecor, an ensemble of voice, horn and piano. Other duties include coordinating both the Instrumental Program and the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree program. In addition, he teaches classes in Music Appreciation and Brass pedagogy and coaches chamber music ensembles. He is the only UD Music faculty member to receive both the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding Scholarship and the University of Dayton Alumni Award in Scholarship. In addition, he has received the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District Artist's Fellowship Award (the only UD faculty to win this award twice, 1994 and 2002).
He has released three solo and ensemble CD recordings on the Equilibrium label to national critical acclaim, as well as two CDs on the Integra label with The Carillon Brass. In addition, his most recent solo recording with the Czech Radio Orchestra was released nationally on the MMC label. As a soloist, Richard has appeared with orchestras including the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, The Dayton Bach Society, the Springfield Symphony, The Czech Radio Orchestra and the West Virginia Chamber Orchestra. A former member of the Little Orchestra Society of New York and the orchestra of the Royal Ballet of London, his musical travels have taken him coast-to-coast and from as diverse performance venues as Carnegie Hall to the Grand 'Ol Opry, and from France and Germany to the Czech Republic and Hong Kong.
Recent community projects include his on-going work with the SPARKS (Schools, Parents, Artists Reaching Kids) program of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, in which he does a two-month residency in the third-grade classes of Lincoln Elementary School of the Dayton Public Schools, integrating music performance with academic subjects such as reading, writing and math. He has also worked with the third grade classes of other area school districts, presenting residencies on the Science of Sound and a unit on multi-culturalism.
A Yamaha Performing Artist, Richard Chenoweth has presented clinics, workshops and master classes on both a regional and national basis including the Bands of America Honors Concert Band Festival, the Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, several International Horn Society Workshops, and at prestigious schools of music including Indiana University, University of Michigan, Southern Methodist University, Penn State University, University of North Texas, Grand Valley State University, Oberlin College and others.