CSO Spiritual Ensemble

About the Director

A recipient of the prestigious Charleston Southern University Horton School of Music Senior Excellence Award for his exceptional work in the area of Choral Music Education, Mr. Richardson is a noted baritone soloist who has garnered the admiration of the choral community throughout the Carolinas. He served as Music Director of the Charleston Spiritual Ensemble and Charleston Gospel Choir from 2012- 2014. As a professional vocalist, he toured the United Kingdom, Scotland, Austria, and Prague, where he performed with the CSU concert choir to much acclaim. An accomplished pianist, Mr. Richardson has served as Music Director for several regional productions and has accompanied choral programs and honor choirs at all levels, including three seasons with the University Children’s Choir.

Known among his peers as an emerging choral clinician, Mr. Richardson serves as Director of the Vocal Music Arts program at Rollings Middle School of the Arts. His choirs consistently earn Superior ratings at regional concert festivals including appearances in Charlotte, Atlanta and Florida. Prior to his tenure at Rollings Middle School of the Arts, he served as Director of Choral Activities at Fort Dorchester High School. He has also served as Band Director and Music Specialist in the Berkeley County School District.

Mr. Richardson continues to serve as the Director of Vocal Music for the Charleston Southern University Music Camp annually and the Oconee County Choral Festival. In addition, Mr. Richardson has conducted performances with orchestra including Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Martini’s Domine Adjuvandum Me Festina, and Telemann’s Jehovam Omnes Gentes with chamber orchestra. Equally at home at the keyboard, Mr. Richardson is an accomplished organist and pianist.

His professional affiliations include the South Carolina American Choral Directors Association, South Carolina Music Educators Association, and the National Association for Music Education. Mr. Richardson earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with voice emphasis from Charleston Southern University. He is currently a candidate for the Master of Music Education degree at Kent State University.