- University of Iowa, B.M. (Music Education)
- Butler University, M.M. (Conducting)
- University of South Carolina, D.M.A. (Conducting)
University of Calgary, Wind Conducting Diploma Program
Richard C. Marcus was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He has served on the faculties of the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Upstate and has twelve years’ experience teaching in public and private schools in Georgia, Illinois, and Switzerland. He has guest conducted the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Indianapolis Brass Choir, the Valley Civic Orchestra, and the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra.
At William & Mary, Dr. Marcus directs the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds and teaches music theory and special topics. He is a member of College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education, the Virginia Music Educators Association, the Conductors Guild, and the College Music Society. Dr. Marcus also serves as USA contact for the Hans Gál Society.