Richard Benedum is Professor of Music at the University of Dayton, and served as department chair from 1980-88, and again beginning in 1996. He is also the founder and music director of the Dayton Bach Society and has conducted over 100 concerts. Benedum is active as an organ recitalist and church musician. He wrote and produced a six-part series of programs for National Public Radio on "Mozart: His Music and His Letters," and is the recipient of numerous grants for performances, workshops and symposia, and research.
Benedum was born in 1943 in Milwaukee. He received a B.A. from Concordia College in River Forest, Ill., and a D.M.A. from the University of Oregon, where he studied with John Hamilton. He subsequently studied organ and conducting with Helmuth Rilling (Stuttgart, Germany) and musicology with Christoph Wolff (Harvard University). A choral anthem, Introits for the Church Year," was published by Selah in 1994.
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