Annett C. Richter
Assistant Professor of Music (2011)
Music History, Music Appreciation
B.A., M.A. Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
M.A., M.M., Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Office: 110 Roland Dille Center for the Arts
Phone: (218) 477-4099
Annett C. Richter, a native of Halle, Germany, recently joined the music faculty at Minnesota State University Moorhead where she teaches courses in music history and appreciation. Prior to coming to MSU Moorhead, she taught at the University of Missouri School of Music in Columbia. She holds Master’s degrees in Musicology and Classical Guitar from the University of Minnesota and the equivalent of an M.A. in British and American Studies from Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. She received her Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she was awarded the Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Her dissertation focuses on Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton as a musical folklorist.
Dr. Richter’s research explores intersections between nineteenth- and twentieth-century American vernacular music and painting, as well as issues of music, art, and gender in Elizabethan England. She has delivered conference papers at meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Renaissance Society of America, the Society for American Music, the North American British Music Studies Association, the Missouri Folklore Society, and the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Her articles have appeared in Musicological Explorations and in the Proceedings of the 2004 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities.
Dr. Richter has been active as a performing guitarist and lutenist and has appeared in concert with sopranos Linh Kauffman, Candace Magner, and Dawn Sonntag, lutenists Philip Rukavina and Tom Walker, and with Consortium Carrissimi. She has served on the Minnesota Guitar Society’s Board of Directors, organized concerts for the society, and recently served as juror for the St. Joseph International Guitar Festival & Competition in St. Joseph, Missouri.