Emeritus Professor, Music Department
Dr. Richard Kravchak has been heard as a woodwind soloist, chamber and orchestral musician around the world, performing concerts throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In addition, he has performed professionally on all of the major woodwind instruments in both the jazz and classical idioms. Kravchak holds performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the Juilliard School, and Florida State University. Richard Kravchak is Professor of Music at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he directs the Music Education program as well as serving as a studio woodwind instructor. Previous to his appointment at CSUDH he was the music director at Canoga Park High School, where his prize willing ensembles frequently earned superior ratings at festivals, and were the LAUSD band and drill team champions. Dr. Kravchak’s teaching has been widely recognized by his colleagues. He has received a Platinum Apple Award from the United Teachers of Los Angeles, a Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year award from the Los Angeles County Office of Education, and has been a finalist for a Bravo Award, granted by the Music Center of Los Angeles. Dr. Kravchak received the Dunsay award from the Music Center, as the Bravo Award Finalist who “did the most with the least resources”. He was also the first secondary music teacher in Los Angeles to be awarded National Board Certification in Music. Dr. Kravchak also serves as the President of the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the College Music Society.