Tom Richeson is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has two degrees in music performance from the University of Tennessee, where he studied with Jerry Coker and William Scarlett. As a professional trumpeter Tom toured with The O’Jays, The Temptations, Lou Rawls, The Spinners, The Jacksons (including Janet & Michael), Diana Ross, Charlie Spivak, and The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. In addition, he has performed with Frank Sinatra, Art Porter, Sr. & Art Porter Jr, Pharoah Sanders, and the Knoxville and Arkansas Symphony Orchestras. He also plays MIDI Wind Controllers and has periodically played flutes, piano, and shofarim. In 1986 Tom received a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Fellowship. He has toured in jazz-rock fusion ensembles all over Europe and parts of the Middle East with Proclaim! International and with contemporary worship bands with Worshiplanet. Tom is married to Brenda, and together they enjoy their family, which as of this writing includes six grandchildren.
Tom Richeson’s Music Archive Website: http://www.richesonmusic.com/
Tom Richeson’s Courses
MUHL 2305 Introduction to Music
Recommended prerequisite: RHET 1311. Introduction to the creative process and history of music, vocabulary and descriptive terms used in the musical arts, and how to write about them. Attendance at arts events is required. Students will learn through writing, reading, discussing, listening, and participating in critical thinking and problem-solving activities. Fulfills core requirement in aesthetics along with ARHA 2305 or THEA 2305. Three credit hours.
MUHL 3351 The History of Rock
A study of the evolution of rock music from its pre-rock origins to the present. Students will learn through writing, reading, discussing, listening, and participating in critical thinking and problem-solving activities. Topics & Styles: Rock Roots, Early Rock ‘n’ Roll, Teen-Styled Rock, Soul & Motown, British Invasion, American Reaction, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Country Rock, Jazz-Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Art & Glitter Rock, Ska & Reggae, Punk, New Wave, Funk, Disco, MTV, Alternative, Grunge, Speed Metal, Thrash, etc. Three credit hours.
MUHL 3361 Jazz History and Styles
Prerequisite: MUHL 2305, 3341, or consent of instructor. A study of the development and styles of jazz music and its principal exponents. Topics & Styles: Jazz Roots, Traditional Jazz, Swing, Bebop, Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz, Free Jazz, Jazz-Rock Fusion, the Eclectic 1970s – 80s, Latin Jazz, Women in Jazz, Jazz Guitarists, etc. Three credit hours.