Introduction

Richard Nelson is assistant organist at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights. He is active as a theorist, accompanist, organist and harpsichordist. A specialist in eighteenth-century music, he is a published author and composer. In addition, he has been a reader for the GRE in Music and for the AP Test in Music Theory.

Education

  • BM cum laude and MM, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • PhD, Eastman School of Music
  • Studied harmony and Solfège, Conservatoire Americaine, Fontainebleau, France (with Nadia Boulanger)

Teaching Experience

Cleveland Institute of Music
1996–present

Mercer University
Former associate professor of music

Eastman School of Music
Former instructor