Richard Abrahamson, Staff Musician for the Dance Division, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, joined Meadows in 1978. He teaches Musical Concepts in the creative track of the program, and coordinates the Division’s staff of professional musicians. Mr. Abrahamson's community activities include teaching, voice coaching, and rehearsal and choral direction. He has been a faculty member of the Joffrey Ballet summer workshop since 1987; additionally, he served as music director for the performance art program at the Perry-Mansfield School and Camp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado from 1993 until 1995. Abrahamson was a Music Director for Peace Child, an international youth cultural exchange program, extensively touring the former Soviet Union under the auspices of the Soviet Ministry of Culture. He has been a member of the International Guild of Musicians in Dance since 1993. Mr. Abrahamson studied organ, harpsichord and piano at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Texas Christian University, and The Juilliard School.