Richard Loheyde, PhD

Orchestra Teacher

Dr. Loheyde, Credo Orchestra teacher, presently serves as conductor of the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra, assistant conductor of the Santa Rosa Symphony and on the faculty of Sonoma State University.

 Dr. Loheyde made his conducting debut with the Santa Rosa Symphony in 2006. He began his music studies as a violinist, with early training at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, and at the Tanglewood Music Center. He has been a violinist and violist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra and the Santa Rosa Symphony. He has his undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of Connecticut and his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.

 He is the father of two children.