Director

Bill-Richter-3-176x300William B. Richter is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music and has completed graduate studies in choral conducting at Boston University and Westminster Choir College.  Bill taught in Plymouth and Brookline early in his career and since 1983 he has been a Choral Director and administrator in the Scituate Public Schools.  He directs five choirs at Scituate High School (SHS) where over 20% of the school population is enrolled in the choral program.  As an administrator, Bill serves as the Program Specialist for Music and oversees instruction, budget and programs for grades K-12.  His SHS choirs have been featured in local performances with recording artists Josh Groban, Michael Crawford, the Barenaked Ladies and Kenny Loggins.  Bill also serves as the Chorusmaster for the Plymouth Philharmonic High School Choral Consortium and prepares groups regularly for combined performances with the Phil.

Throughout his career, Bill has been involved in the Massachusetts Music Educators Association in numerous leadership positions.  He has been the Southeastern District chairperson for four years recently and is a frequent adjudicator.  Bill has been the manager of the MMEA Allstate Chorus, the Southeastern District Senior Chorus five times and has conducted the Western and Southeastern District Junior Treble Choruses.  Bill has also served as President of SEMSBA for two terms, conducted its Junior and Senior Choruses on several occasions and will conduct the Senior SEMSBA Chorus again this spring.  Along with his teaching duties, Bill is the Music Director of the First Trinitarian Congregational Church (UCC) in Scituate, MA.  If you have questions for Bill, please email him at director@pilgrimfestivalchorus.org