BMus (Wilfrid Laurier); MMus, DMus (UBC)
Richard Covey (b. 1979) is an active composer, collaborative pianist, theorist and educator. After completing studies in piano with Jamie Parker, and composition with Glenn Buhr, Richard completed his MMus and DMA degrees at the University of British Columbia. There, he studied with accomplished composers, Stephen Chatman, Keith Hamel and Dorothy Chang. Richard is an Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at the University of Prince Edward Island, where he directs and encourages music creation of all kinds by students year-round. He strongly believes this to be a crucial component of music education. As a Canadian Composer, Richard's works have been performed across Canada and abroad by ensembles such as the Gryphon Trio, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, PEI Symphony Orchestra, UPEI Wind Symphony, and several premier performances by members of the P.E.I. new music ensemble, eklektikos. In addition to writing for professionals, Richard enjoys composing educational music for community ensembles, student choirs and bands.