Dr. Richard Fountain is Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas. Fountain received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, studying with internationally celebrated pianist Paul Barnes. He has been a soloist with the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra and the UNL Symphony Orchestra, and has held the position of Principal Keyboard in Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra since the fall of 2006.
An accomplished collaborative pianist, Fountain has worked with a wide variety of vocal and instrumental soloists, as well as several large choral ensembles. He was the principal rehearsal and performance pianist for the world premiere of the musical Broadcast, by Scott Murphy and Nathan Christensen. Fountain has recently developed an interest in early pianos, and has studied fortepiano with Dr. Ann Chang-Barnes at UNL and with Malcolm Bilson at Cornell University. He remains an ardent student of historical performance practice on both period and modern instruments.