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Richard CrosbyEKU Foundation Professor

D.M.A., University of Cincinnati – Conservatory of Music
M.M., University of Cincinnati – Conservatory of Music
B.M.E., University of Cincinnati – Conservatory of Music

Contact Information
Office: Foster 301
Mailing Address: Foster 101
Phone: 859-622-1338
Expert Areas: Piano; Piano Pedagogy


Dr. Richard Crosby has served as an EKU Foundation Professor since 2014, the first from the School of Music to achieve this honor, and served 9 years as National President of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. Richard Crosby was born in Ashland, OH, and raised in Largo, FL. He holds the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, the Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Wind Conducting, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance, all from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has been at Eastern Kentucky University since 1986 where he teaches piano and music history. He has released a CD through Capstone Records entitled An American Portrait, containing works by Charles Griffes, Amy Beach, William Grant Still, Lee Hoiby, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, David Guion, and George Gershwin. Richard has also distinguished himself as a successful composer.

Compositions by Richard Crosby – listen at these YouTube links.

Viola Sonata (Brett Deubner and Thomas Steigerwald

Variations Op. 13 (performed by the composer)

Crosby Piano Sonata (performed by the composer) 

Crosby Four Latin Dances (performed by the composer and Julie Smith)

Crosby Trumpet Concerto. Joe Van Fleet and EKU Symphonic Band 

Ricercare and Canzona for Trombone Choir. EKU Trombone Studio conducted by Nathan Siler

Grieg Piano Concerto mvmnt 1. Richard Crosby with EKU Symphony Orchestra, Jeremy Mulholland, conductor

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