Executive Director & Clarinet

faculty-crossen-richardson-2Phyllis Crossen-Richardson has performed extensively as chamber musician and recitalist. While living in Philadelphia, she regularly performed with The Tyler Chamber Players and Trilogy. Locally, she plays in Trio Simpatico, Crosswinds, and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, among others. As the Annapolis Chamber Players’ Artistic Director, she works with the other performers to craft unique and appealing programs of famous and not so famous works for mixed chamber ensembles. She also is committed to music education, in particular, providing chamber music opportunities for young musicians. She has taught clarinet privately and coached chamber music ensembles at the University of Maryland and South River High School and is a former director of University of Maryland's ClarinetConnection. Phyllis received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Maryland, and her Bachelor of Music degree from The Peabody Conservatory of Music. She studied clarinet with Loren Kitt, Ignatius Gennusa, Anthony Gigliotti, Robert Marcellus, among others. She has done extensive research and archival work for the International Clarinet Association Research Center, written liner notes for music CDs, and published articles in The Clarinet and Clarinet & Saxophone and NACWPI Journal. Dr. Crossen-Richardson is a Lecturer in Music at Washington College.