Richard T. Glaze is the Director of Bands and Professor of Woodwinds at the University of West Florida. He served as department chair from 2001-2005. He received the Bachelor of Art in music education from the University of West Florida and the Master of Music in clarinet performance/wind conducting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His principal clarinet teachers were Carmine Campione and Emil Schmachtenberg of the Cincinnati Symphony, and Tom LeGrand of the Houston Symphony.
In addition to his duties at the University, Mr. Glaze maintains a very active private studio that has produced many prize winning students and has written several compositions for various size ensembles. Mr. Glaze is an active performer and soloist in the local area, and from 1990-2004, he served as principal clarinet of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra.