Richard Repp Academic Biography

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Richard Repp, PhD, has over fifteen years full time experience teaching in university, community college, and for-profit institutions. He also has taught numerous adjunct courses for multiple institutions. He has a robust publication record and serves as a clinician for music technology nationally. He has performed as a singer in several professional operas and played guitar in bands. He teaches private voice and guitar students from his studio and local music shops. He performs guitar/vocal music regularly under the name Dr. Dick.


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Richard Repp holds a Ph.D. in Technology-Based Music Instruction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Music in Performance (Voice) with an emphasis in Arts Technology from Illinois State University, a BS in Music and Mathematics (Dual Degree) from Illinois State, and an AA and AS from William Rainey Harper College. He studied recording at the Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, OH, completing the Recording Engineering and Music Production Program, the Studio Maintenance and Troubleshooting Program, the Advanced Recording Engineering and Music Production Program, and the NewTech Computer-Based Audio Production Program. He is a certified TI-ME instructor, and is also a certified McClosky Voice Technician (CMVT). He is also a certified Pro Tools Operator in Music.


Publication credits include Journal of Technology and Music Learning, Bulletin of the Council of Research in Music Instruction, the College Music Society Symposium, and Learning and Leading with Technology. He has presented at conferences for the Association for Technology in music Instruction (ATMI) Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI-ME), Technological Directions in Music Learning (TDML), and the College Music Society (CMS), among others. His research interests include teaching applications of technology in university and K-12 settings, incorporation of professional audio into the music technology curriculum, curriculum development, and the use of technology to teach voice.


At Full Sail University in Winter Park (Orlando) Florida, Repp has deigned and taught the course Musical Theory and Education Applications in the Educational Media Design and Technology Master of Science degree program, and also taught Music and Audio for Instructional Design in the Instructional Design and Technology program. He has also taught Music Theory I and Digital Literacy courses.


At Georgia Southern University, Repp developed the Master of Music in Music Technology
Degree and undergraduate degrees and certificates in music technology. He maintained the recording studio, Music Computer-assisted Instruction Lab, and Electronic/Digital Music Studios.


While at Terra State College in Ohio, Repp implemented a new college music program, centering the degrees on music technology. He developed a Masters of Music degree with an emphasis in Music Technology, and a BS in Information Technology with a second discipline of Music Technology at Georgia Southern University.


Repp has also taught adjunct or part time courses in a number of institutions both on line and face to face. Part time work include Alabam State University, the University of Phoenix, Music Industry Institute, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Professional service includes serving as a Treasurer for ATMI, Technology Chair for the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) In-service Conferences, being a member of the College Music Society Community College Task Force, and serving as Electronic Publications Editor for the McClosky Institute of Voice.


Repp was born in Chicago, but moved to Georgia at an early age. He presently resides in Longwood Florida, teaching, performing music, and investing in property. He has spent about half of his life in the South and half in the Midwest. As a singer, he has performed with the Toledo Opera, Illinois Opera Theater, Augusta Opera, Orlando Opera, and the Florida Opera Theatre. He teaches private voice and guitar students from his studio and local music shops. He enjoys traveling, singing in both professional and amateur contexts, playing guitar with friends, the outdoors, and music of all styles.

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