Richard S. Webb, Ph.D., earned degrees in viola performance from Bowling Green State University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, studying viola with Bernard Linden, Nathan Gordon, Pamela Ryan, and Masao Kawasaki; conducting with Robert Spano and Emily Freeman Brown; composition with Marilyn Shrude and Donald M. Wilson; and chamber music with members of the Bowling Green and LaSalle Quartets. After returning to BGSU for his MUED certification, and 14 years of school orchestra teaching in Iowa and Ohio, he earned the Ph.D. in Music Education from Northwestern University in 2012. His music education/research studies included work with Carlos Abril, Janet Barrett, Victor Ellsworth, Maud Hickey, James Kjelland, Bennett Reimer, and Peter Webster. Dr. Webb currently serves as Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Fredonia, teaching courses in music education and mentoring future string educators. He is a published music education scholar, composer and arranger, and active string clinician/conductor, working with festival and all-state orchestras around the United States. Dr. Webb has also served on the faculties of DePaul University, Boston University, The University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and The University of Florida MMME program. He is a frequent presenter of research-based sessions for practitioners at state and national string/music education conferences. Recent publications include article and chapter contributions for The American String Teacher, the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, School Music News, and two books on composing and improvising in the school band and orchestra (published by GIA). His string orchestra arrangements, including those of music by Black American composers of the early 1900's "pre-jazz" era, are published by Keiser-Southern Music. Dr. Webb is the director of the SUNY@Fredonia Summer Music Festival String Camp, and is a past-president of the New York chapter of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).