Artist-in-Residence at the University of Dayton, Dr. Randall Wolfe teaches piano, music theory, piano literature, aural skills, and Music of Christmas. Dr. Wolfe is conductor of the West Chester Chorale in northern Cincinnati and a regular choral adjudicator for Music in the Parks at Kings Island.
Winner of three national piano competitions, he has performed as a soloist and accompanist throughout the United States and abroad, including concerts in New York’s Carnegie Hall and Washington, D.C.’s Constitution Hall. He has served as a service pianist for the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.
He served as music director and pianist for the Cincinnati Boychoir, giving over 1000 performances in 23 states and 4 foreign countries, ensemble performances in 7 additional countries, and concerts by members serving in the Vienna Boys Choir in 24 additional countries. The mayor proclaimed "Randall Wolfe Day in Cincinnati" in honor of twenty years of service to the boychoir. During his tenure, Dr. Wolfe grew the boychoir into a three-tiered program, led a capital campaign to secure the organization's first permanent home, conducted the choir in symphony, television and radio performances, and established a partner relationship with the Vienna Boys Choir in Austria.
Before coming to the University of Dayton, Dr. Wolfe taught at Sinclair Community College, Indiana Wesleyan University, Central State University, Northwest High School, Pleasant Run Middle School, and Delhi Junior High School.
Dr. Wolfe's new book, Music of Christmas: Around the World, through the Centuries, and in American Popular Music, includes links to 200 recordings, which are available here. The book is available for purchase here.
He wrote the book The Boychoir: A Practical Guide for Directors, Administrators, Board Members, Choristers, and Parents, which is published by the American Choral Directors Association as Monograph #16, available here. He also published nine columns in the Choral Journal while serving as National Chair for Boychoirs.
He has taught applied studio piano and voice, choral ensembles, accompanying, score reading, advanced choral conducting, piano literature, choral methods, choral literature and arranging, sight-singing and aural skills, music theory, music appreciation, music and art in the western world, class piano, voice class, and music theory.
Wolfe received his D.M.A., M.M., and B.M., graduating "summa cum laude," with a double major in Piano Performance and Vocal Music Education, from the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, with additional studies at the University of Michigan, Westminster Choir College, The Ohio State University, and the Actilingua Institute of Vienna, Austria.