Mercyhurst University

Richard DiFiore, M.F.A.

Adjunct Professor, Music Director, Principal Pianist

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(814) 824-2258

Education History:
M.F.A. Piano Performance, University of Florida

Richard DiFiore, Music Director and Principal Pianist, holds a Master's Degree from the University of Florida in Piano Performance. He has studied with Boaz Sharon, Willis Bodine, Douglas Fisher, and Timothy Hoekman. Richard has been in high demand as a dance accompanist for many years and recently taught at Florida State University as a visiting professor in the School of Dance. This past summer, Richard was invited to play for the Perry-Mansfield Dance Intensive in Colorado and the summer ballet intensive at the Chautauqua Institute. He teaches Music for Dancers.