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Richard Cameron-Wolfe

Associate Professor Emeritus of Dance

Composer-pianist Richard Cameron-Wolfe was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and received his music training at Oberlin College and Indiana University. His principal piano teachers were Joseph Battista and Menahem Pressler; his composition teachers included Bernard Heiden, Iannis Xenakis, Juan Orrego-Salas, and John Eaton.

After brief teaching engagements at Indiana University, Radford College (Virginia), and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Cameron-Wolfe moved to New York City, where he performed and composed for several major ballet and modern dance companies, including the Joffrey Ballet and the José Limón Company. He began his 23-year career at Purchase College in 1978, teaching music theory and history, composition, and music resources for choreographers. Since 2002, he has dedicated his life to the piano and to composing.