Professor of Music
Music / Academic
- Craig Hall 111
B.S., B.A., University of New Hampshire
M.M., University of Illinois
D.M.A., North Texas State University
The Mildred S. Mosher Professorship in Music
Dr. Ricky Duhaime holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of New Hampshire, a Master of Music Degree in Performance from the University of Illinois, and the first Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Multiple Woodwinds Performance to be granted by the University of North Texas.
A faculty member of the Austin College Music Department since 1978, where he has held the Mildred S. Mosher Professorship in Music since 1993, Dr. Duhaime’s teaching responsibilities include applied music instruction in woodwinds and cello, direction of instrumental chamber music and jazz ensembles, and classroom courses in music theory, ear training, woodwind methods and techniques, conducting, orchestration, music appreciation, and acoustics.
As an active performer, Dr. Duhaime appears regularly as principal and section member with several regional orchestras and ensembles and is a frequent concerto and recital soloist as well as clinician and adjudicator. Dr. Duhaime also serves as one of the continuing faculty and orchestral principals with the Eisenstädter Sommerakademie held each summer in Austria. Additional recent domestic and foreign appearances include being guest artist and visiting professor at the Haydn Konservatorium (Austria) and concert tours with the the New Millenium, the Galliard, and the Walden string quartets and the Trio Eisenstadt. Extended summer concert tours include those with the American Chamber Winds in Europe, the U.S. State Department Concert Tour in Latin America, and the American Wind Symphony Summer Tour of Mid-America.
Articles by Dr. Duhaime covering topics in the history and performance practice of 18th- and 19th-century music have appeared in the journals of the International Clarinet Society and the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors. His professional conducting credits include appearances at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Haydn Festspielkonzerte (Austria), the Sherman Community Series, and the Crystal Records CD 762, Facets.
Fall & Spring Semester Courses
- Communication Inquiry 101C
- Music 11, Music Theory I
- Music 12, Music Theory II
- Music 21, 22, Ear Training
- Music 116, Masterpieces of Music
- Music 310 A, Woodwind Methods – Single Reeds (Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone)
- Music 310 D, Woodwind Methods – Double Reeds (Oboe, Bassoon)
- Music 60, Orchestration and Conducting
- Music 357A, Orchestration
- Music 365, Conducting
- Music 100B, Beginning Instrumental Techniques
- Music 2A, Jazz History and Appreciation
- Music 2C, Introduction to Music
- Music 100A Acoustics
- ESS 100, SCUBA Diving and Aerobic Conditioning
Ranging in size from trios and quartets to a chamber orchestra, the Austin College Woodwind, Brass, and String Ensembles provide students with the opportunity to read, rehearse, and perform chamber music under the direction of Music Department faculty. Membership in the ensembles is based on auditions held at the beginning of each academic year and is open to any student with an instrumental background, with participation recorded on students’ academic records each semester as a non-credit course. (Audition information for the current year is given on the Music Department webpage.) On- and off-campus performances for the student ensembles are scheduled annually, including formal recitals and concerts in Wynne Chapel and guest appearances at other area schools. Recorded excerpts of ensemble performances are available through the following links:
For additional information or to schedule a performance, please contact Dr. Ricky Duhaime.
- Music 005, Jazz Ensembles
- Music 007, Woodwind Ensembles
- Music 008, Brass Ensembles
- Music 009, String Ensembles/Chamber Orchestra
Fantasia in f-sharp minor – G.P. Telemann
Concerto in G Major, K.313 – W.A. Mozart
Fantasiestücke, Op.2 – Carl Nielsen
Sonatina for Oboe Solo – Ernst Krenek
Fantasiestücke, Op.73 – R. Schumann
Zart und mit Ausdruck
Essays in Sound, Op.84 – Jenö Takács
Sounds of the Night
London Trio No.1 – F.J. Haydn
Trio, Op.33 No.3 – F. Gebauer
Zwei Lieder, Op.91 – J. Brahms
For additional information or to schedule a performance or clinic, please contact Dr. Ricky Duhaime.