Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Richard Yeager received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University and his Master of Music degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He served with the 81st U.S. Army Band, and Yeager has taught at Youngstown State University, Westminster Colleges as well as Eastern Kentucky University before coming to Missouri Western.
Mr. Yeager's performance experience includes location and road-work with Ralph Martieri, Ralph Flannagan, Buddy Morrow, Les and Larry Elgart, and Stan Kenton. Yeager has done back-up work for Jerry Vale, Maureen McGovern, Shari Lewis, Julie Andrews, Jim Nabors, Bobby Rydell, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and Wilson Pickett. He has recording experience in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Nashville, Kansas City and St. Joseph. Yeager has appeared as a soloist on clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, and flute with various bands, jazz ensembles, and orchestras in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa.
7/16/2018 01:27:10 am
I really think that it is great that He has dedicated his life to his passion, which is music. Music has helped reduce stress and anxiety in healthy people and in people undergoing medical procedures. Music has improved our memories because when you hear a certain song at the moment, once you heard it again, it will remind you of what happened the last time you heard it. Music can also affect our moods. That is why, I think that music needs people who are dedicated enough to make them.
8/15/2018 06:19:37 pm
I can't imagine what it's like to be in the "spotlight". I mean I have appeared in stage plays before so I have an idea what it's literally like. It's blinding. It's easier to perform when you don't really see people staring at you. When you have all their attention to yourself while on the other hand you have no way of knowing if they are sleeping or if they are still watching, I guess that makes the spotlight a very powerful tool. It can help you ignore things. For some, it is a very difficult task to do. Sometimes we just can't stop magnifying things and letting incidents pass.
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