Richard Teaster

  • MUS 0123 — Basic Musicianship: Class Voice; MUS 0511 — Voice; MUS 0613 — University Glee Club

Richard Teaster, Music Director, now in his 22nd season with the Club, holds degrees in voice performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.  He completed further professional studies at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Pittsburgh Opera Center.  In addition to directing the Pitt Glee Club, Mr. Teaster is a voice faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Music as well as Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Music and School of Drama.  He was formerly Assistant Director of Choral Activities at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and is the Founding Director of the Steel City Men’s Chorale.  He is also a faculty member of the Saint Gregory Institute of Sacred Music, Pittsburgh.


Education & Training

  • MM in Vocal Performance, Rice University

Faculty Groupings

Performance Faculty



Main Department Affliliation

Director of Men's Glee Club