Ronald Burrichter, Professor of Music, joined the faculty of the University of Florida in 1984. Holding the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and the Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory, Mr. Burrichter keeps a busy performing schedule as a lyric tenor in addition to his voice teaching duties. He has spent four summers in France singing with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers, has served as soloist for Mr. Shaw at Spivey Hall in Atlanta in addition to solo appearances on two of the eight compact discs he has made with Mr. Shaw, and has appeared in Carnegie Hall under Mr. Shaw's baton on ten occasions. He performed under Mr. Shaw's leadership at St. John The Divine in New York City and has been a soloist for such esteemed conductors as Dr. Hugh Ross, Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt, Anthony Garner, Helmuth Rilling and Sir David Willocks. During July, 1996, Burrichter performed several concerts in Eastern Europe with pianist Boaz Sharon and has appeared as oratorio soloist or in recital at many locations throughout the East and Mid-West.
A choral conductor widely respected for his attention to the musical phrase and the vocal health of the young voice, Ronald Burrichter is widely sought as a choral adjudicator and clinician. His adjudications have taken him from Canada to Florida and his guest conductings to Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Iowa, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The UF Chambers Singers which he co-directed with Dr. Russell Robinson, were invited guests to perform at the White House Staff Christmas Celebration in 1988 and were guest performers at the Linz Festival in Linz, Austria, during which they were featured on Austrian National Television. In 1995 under Mr. Burrichter's direction, the University Choir and Chamber Singers toured France, including appearances in Chartre, Toulouse, Nice, Avignon, Auch and Paris. Currently, Mr. Burrichter teaches studio voice and voice skills at the University of Florida.