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Richard Begel


Richard Begel has been a member of the DPO’s Trombone section since 2003.

Rich began piano lessons at age 5 and began playing trombone in the fourth grade.

He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Performance in 1993 from the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York (Potsdam) and a Master of Music Degree in 1995 from the New England Conservatory of Music.

He is a former member of the Springfield Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Tanglewood Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Spoleto Festival and Festival of Two Worlds (Italy).

He teaches a variety of classes and lessons at several institutions: Alexandria Montessori School, Sinclair Community College, Earlham College, Indiana University East, The Miami Valley School and the Dayton Kroc Center. Rich also has been a guest instructor at universities and music festivals in Ohio, Florida, Utah, Michigan, Alaska, Indiana, Colorado and Massachusetts.

He is the author of A  Modern Guide for Trombonists & Other Musicians.

Rich and his wife, Melissa, a librarian, have two wonderful children and several unusual pets.

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