Richard Seiler of Brevard, North Carolina, is Professor/Keyboard Area Coordinator at UL-Monroe. Dr. Seiler earned performance degrees from UNC-Greensboro, Illinois State University, and Louisiana State University. A Fazioli artist, Seiler has taught masterclasses and performed as solo/collaborative pianist in Canada, China, Europe, Japan, and throughout the United States, has soloed with orchestras including the LSU Symphony in a performance of the Prokofiev Third Piano Concerto, and has recorded twice each for Centaur Records and MSR Classics. He has toured the state with Northeast Louisiana Arts Council ensembles-in-residence through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts since 2002, and has served as a pianist for New Music on the Bayou since its inception. Seiler is a co-recipient of the NELAC’s 2006 Artist-of-the-Year Award, was the recipient of the 2011 ULM Foundation Award for Excellence in Creative/Artistic Activity, and held the 2010-2013 Emy-Lou Biedenharn Endowed Professorship in Music. He also serves as organist/choirmaster at Grace Episcopal Church in Monroe.