Welcome Kristen Richard, Graduate Assistant
Texas native Kristen Richard is currently a student of Eric Ruske and is pursuing a Master of Music degree in Horn Performance at Boston University. Ms. Richard graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance. At ECU, Kristen performed with a variety of ensembles including the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Opera/Theatre Ensembles. Kristen also won the brass preliminary round and was a finalist in ECU’s 2010-2011 Concerto Competition. Kristen has studied horn with Dr. Mary Burroughs, Rachel Niketopoulos, Chris Caudill, and Michael Thornton.
Kristen’s marching career began at the age of fourteen and spans seven seasons of competing with Drum Corps International ensembles. She was a member of Revolution 2003, Crossmen 2004-2008, and Cadets 2009. After aging-out, Kristen taught the 2010 Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps.
In 2008, Kristen toured Japan as a cast member in the Music Motion Theater show “Odyssey”. During this tour, she had the opportunity to work closely with WGI Hall of Famers Scott Chandler and Karl Lowe, Blue Devils Brass Arranger Wayne Downey, and other marching music industry leaders. Kristen has performed in venues including JCB Hall in Tokyo, Carnegie Hall, and Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Kristen is affiliated with Every Nation Ministries, Phi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi, and Omicron Delta Kappa.