Jay Richards

Seasoned music industry professional, Jay Richards, is in demand as a composer, arranger, performer, and producer. In addition to his work in film, musical theatre, radio, and the studio, he produces other talented artists coast to coast. His orchestral works have been performed worldwide. He publishes under Jay Richards Music, Inc. and owns a recording studio. JAY'S RESUME >>
Music in schools and arts in the non-profit sector also benefit from Jay's drive and enthusiasm. In addition to grants and support for school music programs locally, he is the founder and executive director of MUSIC THEATRE WEST, a non-profit production company in Northern Utah. Pictured here, he guest conducts the de Beriot Violin Concerto for the Logan High Philharmonic Orchestra (son, Clifton as soloist). LOGANSCHOOLSFOUNDATION.ORG >>
Musical theatre has long been a passion for Jay (a triple threat in younger days) who spent many years on the stage in summer stock, community and semi-professional theatre, oratorio, choral, big band, a cappella, symphony, and even ballet (sorry, no photos available). Occasionally still in a leading role (The King & I pictured here), Jay prefers conducting the pit and putting all the magic together behind the scenes. MUSICTHEATREWEST.ORG >>
Family is at the center of it all. Jay & Carri just celebrated 25 years together. They are proud parents of three amazing and very grown up children who often find themselves in the orchestra pit, in the show, or backstage (pictured here in Manhattan's central park on a recent trip to Broadway). All three are currently serving missions for the LDS CHURCH. It's going to be so quiet around here. MORMON.ORG >>
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