Pianist and composer Richard Roberson serves as dean of the School of the
Arts at Messiah College, where he oversees the
Departments of Music, Theatre, and the Visual Arts. As a pianist, recent performances include the complete Die Winterreise
with bass-baritone Damian Savarino and a performance of the Variations on a Theme of Corelli by Rachmaninoff at St.
Lawrence Church in Harrisburg. Also a composer, recent works include the song cycle Triptych, Suite for Clarinet, Fanfare
for an Uncommon President for brass, and the choral And the Word, which has received two recent performances at the
National Cathedral. Dr. Roberson is a native of Dallas, Texas, and a graduate of the schools of music of Indiana University and the University of North Texas, where his principal teachers were Hans Graf, Walter Robert, Larry Walz, and Bernhard Heiden.