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Richard Bunbury

  • Ph.D.
  • Lecturer
  • Boston University
  • 3PublicationsNumber of items in Richard's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 4Followers

Recent publications

  • “Kodály, Zoltán

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  •  “Gallileo’s Lute: Authentic Assessment in Secondary Music Education” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Assessment in Education, University of Florida, April 2009, GIA Publications

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Professional experience


Boston University

August 2007 - Present



University of Massachusetts - Amherst

August 2001 - Present


Richard R. Bunbury is Assistant Professor of Music and Chair of Musicology at Boston University. He holds degrees from Armstrong State College New England Conservatory; Boston College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He previously served as a faculty member in the Music History and Music Education departments at Boston Conservatory, and has taught at Aquinas College, Simmons College and Bunker Hill Community College. He has conducted numerous choral and instrumental ensembles, including the Northeast Jr. District Festival Boys’ Chorus, Choral Art Society, the Parkway Concert Orchestra, the Simmons Chorale, the Harvard-Radcliffe Summer Chorus, the Keene Chorale, the Keene Chamber Singers, and was orchestral conducting fellow at the University of Hartford. Bunbury has taught K-8 general and choral music at St. Theresa School, West Roxbury, MA, and is in his 28th year as organist and music director of the nationally-recognized program at St. Theresa Parish. He also enjoys an active recital career as an organist, harpsichordist and singer, having performed in recital and given workshops in the US and abroad. Performing credits include the Three Choirs Festival, the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe, Concerto Antico, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He has published articles in The American Organist, Pastoral Music, Catholic Music Educator, and is a contributor to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The Encyclopedia of 20th Century Musicians and Composers, The Encyclopedia of African American Music and Sacred Christmas Music. Bunbury has served in committees in professional organizations, including AGO, NPM-ME, AMS, CMS, and the Music Careers Task Force at BU. His research interests include the history of sight-singing methodologies, and the paths through which music, education, and religion intersect.

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