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Rich Campbell

Composer/Musician/Teacher/Actor

Recent news & performances:

February 17, 2018 "If I Can Sing, I Still Am Free" Arkansas All-State Mixed Honor Choir, Hot Springs Convention Center, AR.

July 3, 2017 "Heaven" selected for the prestigious PROJECT : ENCORE catalog.

June 30, 2017 "Voices Taking Flight" performed by Australian Boys Choir's Kelly Gang at Pemulway Festival, Brisbane, Australia.

May 21, 2017 "All The Whiskey In Heaven" performed by Harrisburg Gay Men's Chorus at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, PA.

May 20, 2017 "All The Whiskey In Heaven" performed by Harrisburg Gay Men's Chorus at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, PA.

May 12, 2017 "All The Whiskey In Heaven" performed by Harrisburg Gay Men's Chorus at Heidelberg United, York, PA.

May 6, 2017 "The Wind" performed by Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley, Dr. Elena Sharkova, director, FUMC, Palo Alto, CA.

May 5, 2017 "If I Can Sing, I Still Am Free" performed by Penn High School Choir, Andrew Nemeth, director, IN.

May 4, 2017 "If I Can Sing, I Still Am Free" performed by Penn High School Choir, Andrew Nemeth, director, IN.

May 2, 2017 "The Wind" performed by Commack Middle School Chorus, Amy Dank, director, at Commack, NY.

April 23, 2017, "Celebrate A New Day" performed by Oberlin Choristers Canterra Musica, Jennifer Call, Director, Oberlin, OH.

April 18, 2017 "If Ever There Is" performed by Florida State University Singers, Kevin Fenton, director, Opperman Music Hall, Talahasse, FL.

April 2, 2017 "If I Can Sing, I Still Am Free" performed by First Unitarian Church of Portland Choir, DeReau K. Farrar, director, Portland, OR.

April 2, 2017 "If Ever There Is" performed by San Francisco Bay Area Chamber Choir, St Paul¿s Episcopal Church, Oakland, CA.

April 1, 2017 "If Ever There Is" performed by San Francisco Bay Area Chamber Choir, Mission San Jose, Fremont, CA.

March 8-11, 2017 In the Swirly Music booth at National ACDA Conference in Minneapolis.

March 1, 2017 "All The Whiskey In Heaven" performed by the men of the Dordt College Concert Choir, Benjamin Kornelis, director, Sioux Center, IO.

January 31, 2017 "All The Whiskey In Heaven" wins 2nd place in Harrisburg Gay Men's Chorus 30th anniversary call for scores.

November 19, 2016 "If I Can Sing, I Still Am Free" performed by Idaho All State High School Mixed Honor Choir, Brandt Centre, Nampa, Idaho.

May 25, 2016 "Heaven" European premiere, performed by Georgia College Max Noah Singers, Budapest, Hungary

April 16, 2016 "Heaven" performed by Georgia College Max Noah Singers, First Baptist Church, Milledgeville, GA.

March 20, 2016 "If I Can Sing, I Still Am Free," performed by Nassau Symphonic Choir, Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Garden City, NY.

March 12, 2016: "The Wind" world premiere by OAKE National Children's Choir, Terrace Theater, Long Beach Convention Center, CA.

February 27, 2016: "Heaven" world premiere by The Manhattan Choral Ensemble, concert 2/27 at Dimenna Center, NY, NY.

January 19, 2016: "Heaven" winner of call for scores by Georgia College Max Noah Singers, concert 4/17 at First Baptist Church, Milledgeville, GA.

January 7, 2016: "Heaven" winner of call for scores by The Manhattan Choral Ensemble, concert 2/27 at Dimenna Center, NY, NY.

November 22, 2015: "Celebrate A New Day" US premiere by Voices Boston, directed by Kirsten Shetler, Southborough, MA.

October 24, 2015: "THE SMALLEST SONG" world premiere by College of St. Rose Chamber Choir, Albany, NY.

July 15, 2015 The Organization of Kodaly Educators named me the winner of the 2015-16 Ruth Boshkoff Composition Prize, and commissioned a work to be performed by the National Children's Choir in March, 2016, in Long beach, CA.

June 17-20, 2015 I represented Swirly Music Composers at the Chorus America Conference in Boston, MA. Met a lot of talented people!

March 21, 2015 Earlier this week, several of my scores went on sale in print versions on Swirly Music.

February 1, 2015 "Coney Island" performed by Polyhymnia, St. Paul¿s Lutheran Church, Washington, DC.

February 1, 2015 "If Ever There Is" performed by Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay, Congregation NETIVOT Shalom, Berkeley, California.

January 31, 2015 "Coney Island" performed by Polyhymnia, St. George¿s Episcopal Church, Arlington, Virginia.

January 31, 2015 "If Ever There Is" performed by Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay, Temple Israel Alameda, California.

January 25, 2015 "Coney Island" performed by Polyhymnia, N. Bethesda United Methodist Church, Bethesda, Maryland.

January 25, 2015 "If Ever There Is" performed by Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay, Temple Beth Hillel, Richmond, California.

January 24, 2015 "Coney Island" performed by Polyhymnia, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, McLean, Virginia.

January 24, 2015 "If Ever There Is" performed by Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay, Congregation Kol Shofar, Tiburon, California.

December 3,, 2014: "Winter Stars" performed by Balcarras Chamber Choir, Holy Apostles Church, Cheltenham, UK.

November 16, 2014: "Winter Stars" performed by Pacific Women's Chorus, Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, Carlsbad, CA.

November 14, 2014: "If I Can Sing, I Still Am Free," performed by San Francisco State University Chorus, Lakeside Presbyterian, San Francisco, CA

October 25, 2014: "If I Can Sing, I Still Am Free," performed by College of St. Rose Chamber Choir, Albany, NY.

August 17, 2014: "Celebrate A New Day" World Premiere. Australian Boys Choir, Melbourne Recital Centre.

July 19, 2014: SACRA/PROFANA & Summer Choral Intensive Choir world premiere of "If I Can Sing I Still Am Free."

June 7, 2014: "If Ever There Is," NY premiere, Young People's Chorus of NY.

June 2, 2014: "If I Can Sing, I Still Am Free," wins SACRA/PROFANA call for scores. Concert July 19 in San Diego.

May 21, 2014: "Celebrate A New Day" finalist, Australian Boys Choir competition. Premiere will be August 17 in Melbourne.

May 4, 2014: "Coney Island," performed by Chapel Choir, St Andrew¿s College, University of Sydney, Australia.

May 3, 2014: "Apple Pie" world premiere, Wasatch Chorale Ars Nova, Provo, Utah.

March 6, 2014: "Apple Pie" wins 1st place in the Wasatch Chorale Ars Nova Emerging Composers Competition

March 6, 2014 "If Ever There Is" has it's world premiere with Francisco Núñez conducting the ACDA Southern Conference Director's Chorus at the Florida Theatre In Jacksonville.

January 19, 2014 Rich is musical director for second recorded episode of "SWAMP RADIO" in Jacksonville, Florida.

January 12, 2014 "Winter Stars" is featured in the American Choral Director's Association "Composition Spotlight."

November 16, 2013 "Variations On A Groove" performed by C Street Brass, Corpus Christi Chamber Music Series, Wolfe Recital Hall at Del Mar College, Texas

November 14, 2013 Rich is musical director for first recorded episode of "SWAMP RADIO" in Jacksonville, Florida.

October 19, 2013: Chamber Choir of College of St. Rose (Albany, NY) performs "Coney Island."

July 25, 2013: Rich is musical director for preview of "SWAMP RADIO" in Jacksonville, Florida.

June 21, 2013: "Variations On A Groove" performed as part of MAKE MUSIC NEW YORK.

April 4-6:, 2013: "If Ever There Is" workshopped at Essentially Choral with Philip Brunelle, the Vocalessence Ensemble Singers, and guest conductor-composer Francisco Núñez.

January 29, 2013: Vocal Essence announces "If Ever There Is" awarded to be a part of this year's Essentially Choral Sessions in Minneapolis in April.

December 1, 2012 "Winter Stars," performed by MIT Women's Chorale.

November 13, 2012: Stephen Lynch's "LION" CD released- Rich plays piano on the live tracks.

October 26, 2012: "American Riffs" premiere at Indiana State; winner of competition.

July 10, 2012: Concert with comedian Stephen Lynch at Symphony Space.

July 5, 2012: "Amerian Riffs" for brass chosen as alternate for Indiana State U. Contemporary Music Festival.

March 12, 2012: "Smash Samba" heard on NBC's "SMASH."

March 10, 2012: "Shelled" & " I Know That" performed at Center City Opera Theatre's Art Song for the 21st Century concert.

March 3, 2012: Octarium of Kansas City gives midwest premiere of "Coney Island."

February 22, 2012: Center City Opera Theatre of Philadelphia announces Rich is one of 15 composers whose art songs will be heard in a concert on March 10, 2012 at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia.

August 24, 2011: "Coney Island" selected as the winner of the 2011 OCTARIUM Composition Competition. Midwest performances planned for March, 2012.

July 14, 2011 "Coney Island" selected as one of 5 finalists in Octarium's Composition Competition.

May 21, 2011: "Coney Island" wins audience favorite award at the THE MANHATTAN CHORAL ENSEMBLE concert and is repeated as encore.

April 28, 2011: THE MANHATTAN CHORAL ENSEMBLE will premiere "Coney Island" on May 21, 2011 at 8pm at THE DIMENNA CENTER FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC, 450 West 37 Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues) New York City.

April 2, 2011 Rich on Saturday Night Live OLD WEST skit with SIR ELTON JOHN

March 27, 2011 Rich performs the part of Joey in a staged reading of the new play "Going Solo," by Drew Keil & Bob Gately.

March 25, 2011 Manhattan Choral Ensemble announces that "Coney Island" will be one of 3 new works they premiere on May 21, 2011.

March 21, 2011 "Variations On A Groove" recorded by BRASS INITIATIVE has officially been released on iTunes: VARIATIONS ON A GROOVE on iTunes

March 18, 2011 THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED is officially released. Here is a short clip: RICH CAMPBELL AS BOB WEIR

February 7, 2011: The film THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED had a great reception at the Sundance Film Festival, and should be released early this year. Rich appears as Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead in a concert scene.

January 6, 2011 The brass quintet BRASS INITIATIVE has recorded Rich's composition "Variations On A Groove." It will be available on iTunes soon!

November 2010 Rich appears in the "College" episode of "30 ROCK."

July 14, 2010 Rich will playing at THE KEYS in KEY WEST FLORIDA from July 14-25.

July 2, 2010: Rich had his first gig as a HAND DOUBLE for the character EVAN on TV's ROYAL PAINS.

June 29, 2010: The Freudig Singers, of Buffalo NY, have expressed an interest in performing Rich's choral composition "SNOW."

June 29, 2010: Brass Initiative, a Kentucky-based brass ensemble, is slated to record Rich's composition "Variations On A Groove."

June 25, 2010: Rich worked 4 days as a STOCK-TRADER on the set of the film "MARGIN CALL."

May 20, 2010- Puppy Love extended! (see gigs)

May, 2010--- Rich appearing with Erin Markey at PS 122 in PUPPY LOVE: A STRIPPER'S TAIL. (see gigs)

11/13/09--- Rich had LOTS of fun playing a Russian thug on the set of DELOCATED, a comedy on the Adult-Swim portion of the Cartoon Network. The writers & cast are some insanely funny people. He also recently worked on the sets of the films THE OTHER GUYS & THE BEAVER.

Rich had an amazing gig on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, playing with singing comedian STEPHEN LYNCH at CARNEGIE HALL!

10/2009: Rich completed a month of service as a GRAND JUROR in the State Of New York Supreme Court in Manhattan.

The new STEPHEN LYNCH album, 3 BALLOONS is now for sale! Rich played piano & organ on several tracks.

Rich had a blast playing at THE KEYS in Key West, Florida during the last 2 weeks of February, '09. Thanks to the staff for making it so much fun!

1-09 Rich was in the studio with comedian STEPHEN LYNCH working on material for his new CD, titled "3 Balloons"!

12/08- Rich recently worked several days, being a "tough guy," on the film "13" starring Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham & Sam Riley.

Rich recently worked as an extra on the TV shows KINGS & Law & Order: SVU.

Rich recently worked as a featured extra for the HBO show "Flight of the Conchords."
He played one of the BeeGee's in an episode ("Prime Minister") that will air in January, '09.

Rich recently played the role of "Musician" in a staged reading of the play "The Kings" by Julio Cortizar, translated by Caridad Svich. This was part of a 24 hour theatre festival by The Internationalists . He had a few lines & played a piece he composed for the guitar.

Rich recently did work as an extra on the sets of the TV shows LIFE ON MARS (ABC)" & "KINGS (NBC)."

Rich recently appeared on an episode of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT ("REUNION").

To see the music video Rich appears in,
Go to the link above, scroll down, & click on "WE ARE ONE CHILD"

COMING SOON: SEA CLIFF: A CD OF PIANO MUSIC BY RICH CAMPBELL

Rich recently recorded with Albany based band IMI at the Clubhouse Studio in Rhinebeck, NY, with producer Rick Slater.

Rich's collaboration with performance artist ERIN MARKEY had it's debut in August '07 at Dixon Place in NYC. "Puppy Love, A Stripper's Tail" was then also performed at the Hudson Guild Theatre in NYC, and at the Green Room Theatre in NYC.

Rich took part in the 2007 Studio for Composers & Lyricists at New Dramatists in New York City.

Rich played at Symphony Space in New York City with musical comedian STEPHEN LYNCH. Check out his site; he's VERY funny. The shows were recorded for a new CD, THE CRAIG MACHINE, which was released Oct. 4, 2005. If you go to this site: STEPHEN LYNCH , you can hear Rich play on the track "Vanilla Ice Cream." Rich also played the CD release concert with Stephen at Town Hall in NYC, on a big, beautiful Steinway grand. STEPHEN was nominated for a Tony for his Broadway debut as the lead in THE WEDDING SINGER.

The CD ANTIGONE RISING: FROM THE GROUND UP is now for sale in all Starbucks and retail stores. They're a great band. Rich plays piano (Yamaha grand) and keyboards on 8 of the 14 tracks. Two of the band members, sisters Kristin and Cathy Henderson, were once Rich's students. The CD was recorded live, in front of an audience, at Sony Studios, NYC. The band is featured on the VH-1 show "Listen UP." Rich appears a few times in the program.

12.16.05 Brian O'Neill 1955-2005 (see Blog)