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Richard Metzger
Associate Professor
Arts Online

Metzger has a BFA from the Pennsylvania State University (string performance), an MA from Marywood University (musicology), and a PhD from Rutgers (musicology). His publications include two critical editions, Chansons of the Sixteenth Century for Classical Guitar: Franco-Flemish and Parisian Chansons Printed by Attaingnant and French Clavec in Music for Guitar. Editions of the Willoughby and Marsh lute manuscripts, major manuscripts of the late English Renaissance, are forthcoming. As a classical musician, he performed on solo guitar and lute, including tours as the recipient of grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Metzger now devotes his efforts to improvisational jazz on electric guitar. He also composed and performed the music for the PBS documentary film The Once and Future City and a production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Giles Block of the National Theatre of Great Britain. Metzger formerly taught online for New York University.