Degrees and Certifications:
DMA,MM University of Southern California, BME University of Wisconsin Madison
Dr. Richard Spitz
Dr. Spitz’s professional accomplishments are diverse. For eight years he served as Director of Instrumental Music at Houston Baptist University. Prior to that appointment he worked in a similar capacity at Cerritos College in the Los Angeles area, where he also served as department chair. His conducting credits cover a broad range of settings including Houston Brass Band (assistant conductor), Masquerade Theatre Company of Houston, Houston Civic symphony (associate conductor), and Opera in the Heights Opera Company (apprenticeship). The ODMS Symphony Orchestra has been a frequent Sweepstakes winner in annual UIL competitions.