Richard Canter serves as a band director for Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he directs beginning band, junior high bands, the Marching Band and the Wind Ensemble. Through his nineteen year career as a music educator, Mr. Canter has been an advocate for music education, serving four years as District President of the Ohio Music Education Association. He has a passion for helping students reach their highest goals in music. This passion led to creating the Scale & Rhythm Chunks program, a teaching tool endorsed by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser that is used by band directors throughout the United States an internationally. In addition to his position at Walnut Hills, Richard is the music director of the Cincinnati Junior Youth Wind Ensemble at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and is sought after as a clinician and guest conductor. His professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, the Texas Bandmasters Association, ASCAP, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Kappa Kappa Psi. Mr. Canter has presented clinics throughout the United States, including the Midwest Clinic and music education conferences in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Texas, Missouri, Georgia, New York, Oregon, Kansas, South Dakota, Minnesota, and California. Richard holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University and a Masters Degree in Music Education from Miami University.