First monday of every semester
Center for Performing and Fine Arts, Room 150
Indiana State University Campus.
Dr. Richard Zielinski is the Director of Choral Activities and Coordinator of the Voice Division at Indiana State University, in Terre Haute, Indiana. Within the Music Department at ISU, Richard conducts the choirs and teaches choral conducting and choral methods classes. Throughout the year, Dr. Zielinski maintains a vigorous schedule as a guest conductor and choral clinician focusing on conducting engagements abroad, as well as throughout the United States.
Zielinski is also Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Summer Sing Along Music Festival in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Richard assumes a variety of artistic and educational roles during the week of the Festival as Conductor of the Fond du Lac Philharmonic Orchestra, Director of the Festival Chorus, Conductor of the Concert for All Ages, and instructor for the L.P. Goodrich High School summer courses in music taught throughout the Festival Week.
Having received awards from the National Endowment for the Humanitiess the Kosciuszko Foundation, and the Wilk's Prizes for Research in Polish Music, Zielinski continues to travel to Poland to study conducting under the tutelage of Jan Szyrocki (Warsaw National Theater), Maestro Henrik Czyz (Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestral and Stefan Marczyk (Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra).
Richard holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral music from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, two Master of Music degrees in choral conducting and vocal performance from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester and a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.