Richard J. Chandler

Composer for Performing Musicians


“I create music for performing musicians and seek to fully engage them as they learn and perform my compositions.”  – Richard J. Chandler

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About Richard


Minnesota Richard J. Chandler’s works have been performed by the Minnesota Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, the Bethlehem Chamber Orchestra, and The St. Cloud State University Wind Ensemble,

Concerts and recitals of his works have been heard throughout Minnesota including Mary's Basilica of Minneapolis, and The University of Minnesota, St Johns University and the College of St. Benedict.

Richard has performed with the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra and the Amadeus Chamber Symphony and the CloudWinds Woodwind Trio.

In addition to composing, Richard performs on soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, bassoon, recorders, and piano.