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Dr. Richard Berry, tenor, is a professor of music at Stephen F. Austin State University.  He holds degrees from Kilgore College, SFA and the University of Missouri Kansas City. Along with SFA, he has also taught at the University of Kansas, University of Denver and University of Texas at San Antonio.  

Berry teaches voice, voice pedagogy and directs SFA's opera theatre. He has directed shows such as "A Little Night Music," "Albert Herring," "The Consul," "Carmen," "Signor Deluso," "The Bartered Bride," "Sister Angelica," "Calvary," "Rita," "Cavalleria Rusticana," "Susannah," "The Tales of Hoffman," "Pagliacci," "Hansel and Gretel," "Falstaff," "Die Fledermaus," "The Barber of Seville," "Don Pasquale," "Rigoletto" and "Romeo and Juliet."

As a performer, he has served as a soloist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Chamber Orchestra, Denver Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of Santa Fe, Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra, Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Central City Singers, Great Falls Symphony Orchestra, Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, Valley Symphony Orchestra, Longview Opera Company and San Antonio Choral Society. He also has performed with many noted conductors, including Roger Cantrell, Jurgen de Lemos, Margaret Hillis and Robert Shaw. Performances include the tenor solos in Giuseppe Verdi's "Requiem," Ludwig van Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis," George Frideric Handel's "Messiah," Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Requiem" and Joseph Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass."

Berry formerly served as dean of the College of Fine Arts, dean of the graduate school, associate provost and provost and vice-president for the Division of Academic Affairs.

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