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Richard A. White, tuba

With over two decades of performing on the world’s classical music stages, tubist
Richard White has matured into a musician known for his clear sound and stylistic
flexibility. He began his tuba studies with Ed. Goldstein at age twelve at The
Baltimore School for the Performing Arts, where he graduated with honors. He then
went to the Peabody Conservatory of Music to study with David Fedderly (Principal
Tubist, Baltimore Symphony) where he received his Bachelor’s degree. On the
advice of Mr. Fedderly, Richard traveled to Indiana University to study with the
legendary Professor Daniel Perantoni. He continued his studies there receiving both
his Master’s and Doctoral degrees, and became the first African American in the
world to receive a DM, in tuba. Please visit to learn more
about the award winning documentary in regards to Dr.Whites, inspirational life’s

Dr. White held the position of Principal Tubist with the New Mexico Symphony
Orchestra from 2004 until it’s untimely demise in 2011 and is currently in his ninth
season as Principal Tubist of the New Mexico Philharmonic. Richard enjoys teaching
at the University of New Mexico, where he is Associate Professor of
tuba/euphonium, and Associate Director of the Spirit Marching Band. Dr. White has
performed with the Canadian Brass Quintet, Indiana University Faculty Brass
Quintet, New Mexico Symphony Brass Quintet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra,
Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian
Philharmonic, Santa Fe Opera, Sphinx Symphony, Spoleto Music Festival U.S.A.,
Music in the Mountains, a summer festival located in beautiful Durango, CO, and
many others. Dr. White is an Adams Artist, and performs exclusively on these

Prior to moving to New Mexico, Dr. White was one of the top freelance musicians in
the Indianapolis area, where he recorded with such greats as movie film composer
John Williams, Cincinnati Pops conductor Eric Kunzel, and the late great wind
ensemble conductor Frederik Fennell.

Throughout his musical and educational career development, Dr. White has had a
passionate interest in motivational speaking. That dream has recently materialized
itself with the launching of his website Sharing inspirational thoughts
and philosophies that have motivated Dr. White has taken him to Mexico, South
America, Europe, South East Asia and across the United States of America – with
more engagements on the horizon.

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