Richard Viglucci

conductor, clarinetist

"His sound weeps its own whey with a sweet, beckoning, lactic aroma." ~ Daily Nebraskan, February 2012

recital CPT Richard Viglucci, DMA, a native of Albany, New York, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from the Crane School of Music where he was awarded the Crane Certificate of Merit, the Rocque E. Dominick Memorial Award, the Crane Certificate of Honor in Music Performance, and the 2003 winner of the Julia Crane Concerto Competition for his performance of Aaron Copland's Concerto for Clarinet, Strings and Harp. He received his Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from Northwestern University, a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Wind Conducting from Northern Arizona University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While at UNL, Dr. Viglucci was a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Hixson-Lied Fellow. His awards include: Winner of the UNL Concerto Competition for his performance of Luigi Bassi's Fantasy on Themes from Verdi's Rigoletto, Winner of the Chiara Chamber Competition for his performance of Brahms's Clarinet Quintet, op. 115, and Recipient of the F. Pace Woods Graduate Music Scholarship. Dr. Viglucci's DMA document, A Comparative Study on Nineteenth-Century Works for Clarinet Based on Motives from the Operas by Gaetano Donizetti, studied the historical background of nineteenth-century operatic fantasy for clarinet, its importance and niche in the culture of nineteenth-century Italy, its relevance amongst the clarinet literature, and its uses by clarinet virtuosi from that period.

Before entering the United States Army, Dr. Viglucci was an active clarinet performer and band teacher, having been a contracted member of the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, Minot Symphony Orchestra, and a regular substitute clarinetist with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra. Previous teaching positions include Minot State University as Interim Director of Bands and Woodwinds (2005-2006) and Director of Bands at Northland Preparatory Academy (2009-2010).

CPT Viglucci enlisted in the United States Army in 2013 as a clarinetist and served fourteen months with the Army Ground Forces Band at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In June 2015 he attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, receiving his commission in August 2015. CPT Viglucci has served as the Executive Officer and Associate Conductor of the TRADOC Band at Fort Eustis, Virginia (2015-18) and the Executive Officer and Associate Conductor of the 1st Cavalry Division Band at Fort Hood, Texas (2018-20). He is currently assigned to The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" in Arlington, Virginia as Associate Conductor of the Concert Band.

His primary clarinet mentors have been Dr. Alan Woy, J. Lawrie Bloom, Russell Dagon, Victoria Luperi, Dr. Jeremy Reynolds, Dr. John Masserini, and Dr. Diane Barger.