Jarrod Richey

2024 Speaker

Jarrod Richey has been teaching general music and choir classes at Geneva Academy in West Monroe, LA, since 2008. He received his Master of Music degree from the University of Louisiana Monroe. Mr. Richey completed his Kodály music teacher certification from Wichita State University. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Church Music and Worship at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Each summer, he teaches musicianship, folk-dancing, and special topics courses in July for the New Saint Andrews College Conservatory of Music and its two-week Kodály Music Teacher training program (Chenaniah Summer Music Institute). Mr. Richey is the author of BACH to the Future: Fostering Music Literacy Today (2016). He is the general editor and contributing author for the ACCS publication Raise the Song: A Classical Christian Guide to Music Education (2019). He is the general editor for LET JOY RESOUND: A Singing School Hymnal, coming out in Summer 2024 at LetJoyResound.com. When not working on the above projects, he’s writing at “Musically Speaking” (jarrodrichey.substack.com). Jarrod and his lovely wife, Sarah, have seven choristers in training ranging from toddler to seventeen.

Jarrod Richey is our 2024 RTR music leader. See this year’s music and learn more.

2024 Speaker Topic


Singing School: A Two-Tiered Music Vision for Classical Christian Schools

What if your students could be fluent in the language of music by the time they graduated? What if that also brought with it a culture of singing and music in the life of your school? For music literacy to grow in the classical Christian school, students must be taught to read, write, and sing in the language of music. In this session, a seasoned music and choir teacher will case a practical vision for how both the music classroom and the “cracks” of the school day can be filled with joyful music. Administrators, Board Members, and teachers alike would benefit from this session.