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Richard Albright II, Director

Richard is a lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County and has been teaching in the county school system since 1975. He graduated from Andover High School and did both his undergraduate and graduate work at Towson University. In 2017, after 43 years of service, Richard retired from Anne Arundel County Public Schools, where he taught high school, middle school, and elementary school band and orchestra. In September 2017, he accepted the position of band director at Chapelgate Christian Academy in Marriottsville. Richard was honored with the “Excellence in Education” award given by the North County Chamber of Commerce, and he has been a “Disney Teacher of the Year” nominee. He lives in Pasadena with his wife Debi and his faithful dogs, Buddy and Colby.

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Anne Dickinson, Assistant Director

Anne has been an instrumental music teacher in Anne Arundel County since 2005. Her undergraduate degree is in Music Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania while her graduate degree is in Music Technology from Valley Forge Christian College. In 2014, Anne was awarded the "Excellence in Education" honor by the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Dickinson is also a member of various professional and educational groups including the National Guild of Piano Teachers and the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME). As an occasional guest musician with local groups in the Ocean City area, Anne most often plays clarinet or trumpet. She has been a member of the Bay Winds Band since 2009 and met her husband through that organization in 2012. Anne also performs alongside her husband, Chris, in the West Laurel Rag Tag Band and the Maryland All-State Community Band.