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Richard Giarusso is a versatile musician with practical and scholarly experience in a wide range of repertoire. After undergraduate study at Williams College, he earned the PhD in historical musicology from Harvard University. He joined the musicology faculty of the Peabody Conservatory in 2007. In addition to his academic work, he maintains an active career as a singer and conductor throughout the Northeast. Praised by the Washington Post for his “expressive and perfectly controlled voice,” he currently performs with the Washington Bach Consort, the Choir of St. Paul's Church, K Street, and Cathedra, the vocal chamber ensemble of the Washington National Cathedral.