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Richard McCready teaches Music Technology at River Hill High School, in Howard County, Maryland.He also serves the Howard County school district as a Resource Teacher, training other teachers and helping them to bring the excitement of Music Technology to their schools.
Richard has been teaching for twenty years, and has taught at the middle school level, high school level, and college level.
Richard studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, and began his teaching career in Frodsham, Cheshire.
Since moving to the USA in 1992, he has held positions at Towson University, MD, The Park School of Baltimore, MD, and Mayfield Woods Middle School in Elkridge, MD. Throughout Richard's career he has taught students to experience music through creativity, using the latest technology available, from 4-track cassette-tape recorders to modern-day DAWs such as Pro Tools, Ableton Live, GarageBand and Acoustica Mixcraft.
Richard McCready is TI:ME's 2013 Teacher of the Year
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Technology for Music Education is proud to honor music educator Richard McCready with the 2013 Mike Kovins TI:ME Teacher of the Year Award for the numerous ways in which he integrates music technology into music education.An avid educator, performer, author, and clinician, Richard also shares his knowledge, resources, and writings on his websites mustechalley.com and mustech.net.His work with his students has motivated them to post literally hundreds of exceptional musical projects online. (See the links below.)
Richard has been teaching music since 1990 and music technology at River Hill High School in Clarksville, MD since 2008.
He is the director of the program at River Hill and oversees an impressive 25-station music technology lab that enables him to integrate music technology into his various classes including those on guitar and keyboard.He is the Resource Teacher for Music Technology for Howard County Public Schools in MD, and trains music staff in 12 high schools and 18 middle schools in teaching music through technology.He is an author, consultant, trainer, and frequent presenter/clinician at local, state, and national in-service conferences and events.He is an active member of TI:ME and has given numerous presentations at TI:ME's national conferences.He is a co-author of "Making Music with GarageBand and Mixcraft" published in 2011.
A tireless individual, Richard is active in his community and is a professional performer on piano, organ, guitar, harp, tuba and voice.He did undergraduate and graduate work in England and Ireland at Sullivan Upper School, The Royal Northern College of Music, and Manchester Polytechnic's Didsbury College of Education.
In 1996 he earned a Master of Music degree in Tuba Performance at Towson University and subsequently earned a Master of Music in Vocal Performance in 1999.TI:ME congratulates Richard on his nomination and selection for this prestigious award.
We invite you to attend the formal presentation of the award on Friday, February 15th at 12:30PM during the TI:ME Business Meeting at our conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Richard A. McCready Student Related Projects:Video game projectsAudio Recording projects (Green Onions)
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Richard McCready is a composer, musician, and the Director of Music Technology at River Hill High School in Columbia, Maryland.He was born in Northern Ireland and studied tuba performance, piano, and composition at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England.Since emigrating to the US in 1992, he has held teaching positions at The Park School of Baltimore, Towson University, and Mayfield Woods Middle School, Elkridge, MD; he has also played professionally with the Monumental Brass Quintet, the Lexington Brass Quintet, and the Denhard/McCready Duo.He has earned two Masters degrees from Towson University, one in tuba performance and one in vocal performance.He plays many musical instruments, but the focus of his teaching is Music Technology in which he is widely regarded as one of the outstanding innovators in the US.
His book, Making Music with GarageBand and Mixcraft, was published in 2010.
Richard was awarded the TI:ME 2013 Mike Kovins Teacher of the Year Award and also the Howard County 2013 Music Educator of the Year.
Thanks for this, Richard.
Home of Music Education Experts Dr. Joseph M. Pisano, Amy M. Burns, Dr. James Frankel, Richard McCready, and Barbara Freedman.
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