Richard Giarusso

Richard Giarusso maintains a rewarding career as a music historian, conductor, and singer. He is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Musicology and Dean’s Fellow at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and music director of the Georgetown Chorale in northwest DC. He maintains an active career as a classical baritone, working regularly with some of the most prominent professional ensembles throughout the region. A skilled and dynamic speaker with wide-ranging, interdisciplinary interests, he is a frequent lecturer for cultural organizations throughout the mid-Atlantic. He holds a BA in music and English from Williams College and an AM and PhD in historical musicology from Harvard University.