Richard Perry

Associate Professor of Music - Tuba/Euphonium

About the Studio


Richard H. Perry is Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at The University of Southern Mississippi, where he directs the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble and performs with the Southern Arts Brass Quintet.  Dr. Perry joined the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi in the Fall of 2000.  He was previously on the faculties of the University of Montevallo and Birmingham Southern College.  Dr. Perry holds degrees from Tennessee Technological University (BS), the University of Illinois (MM) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (DMA).  His principal teachers were R. Winston Morris, Fritz Kaenzig, and John Stevens.   

Dr. Perry has been active as a clinician, performer, and adjudicator throughout the Eastern United States.  He has appeared as soloist at numerous regional conferences and as a featured performer at national and international conferences.  A former member of the acclaimed Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble, Dr. Perry is currently a member of the Southern Arts Brass Quintet, faculty quintet-in-residence at USM; the Modern Jazz Tuba Project, a professional jazz tuba/euphonium ensemble; the Isosceles Trio, a horn, tuba, and piano trio; and the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.  His arrangements for tuba/euphonium ensemble have been played by the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, the University of Georgia Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, and Symphonia.  With the Modern Jazz Tuba Project, Dr. Perry has released two recordings (“Live at the Bottom Line” and “Favorite Things”) that have received critical acclaim.  Most recently Dr. Perry recorded Michael Daugherty’s “Reflections on the Mississippi” with the USM Wind Ensemble for a CD to be released in 2019.