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Richard Victor, B.S., M.F.A.

Department of Learning and Instruction

Adjunct Instructor

Research Focus

Administration and Supervision of Music Programs


Richard Victor had a 37-year career as high school band director and music coordinator for the State College Area School District (PA). Under his leadership, State College was recognized nine times as a “Best Community for Music Education.” Mr. Victor was president of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) from 2000 to 2002; served as the PMEA advocacy chair from 2003 to 2017; and was the former assistant executive director of the Gordon Institute for Music Learning. He is the current chair for the NAfME Council for Jazz Education.

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