Richard Pfenninger

Professor of Music; Coordinator of Jazz Studies and Music Technology

BM, Eastman School of Music; MM, University of Michigan School of Music; DMA, Temple University

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“… tranquility, friendship, a sense of wonder” that is how Jazz Improv magazine describes the music of Rik Pfenninger. “Pfenninger can play a familiar melody in a beautifully simple way and then turn around and rip through an elaborate improvisation. This is a completely enjoyable experience.” –Jam Music Magazine.

Dr. Rik Pfenninger holds degrees from Eastman School of Music, The University of Michigan, and Temple University. Rik’s music can be heard on McDonalds Commercials, Beauty And The Beast Video Game, The Bill Gates Foundation’s Surviving Tuberculosis, ESPN X Games, Breaking Amish, Fear No Evil, I Didn’t Know I was Pregnant, Nova Science Now, Enjoying Everyday Life, Wild Transport, Survival of the Richest, Hollywood releases including “Bad Milo”, “Regarding Henry”, “Great Halloween Fright Fight”, ” Happy Holidays America” “Kissing Cousins”, the Weather Channel, the Warner Bros. Network’s “Survival of the Rich and Famous’, Moby Games “Sniper, the Art of Victory”, “ All Star Strip Poker I and II”, Voodoo Head Video Games, The TLC Network, PBS network’s “The Difference Between Right and Wrong”, commercials for Xerox, Ski New Hampshire and WMUR TV, the WMUR New Hampshire Chronicle, and various indie films including “ My Secret Season” “Distance Makes”, “Brian and the Beach House”, “ The Trap” and “Stories From The Other Side”. Rik’s jazz recordings and film soundtracks can be heard on Apple i-tunes, MusicMine Records, and “The Best of Smooth Jazz Christmas” by the Universal Music Group.

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