Professor of Music, Piano
Rickman joined the faculty at the acclaimed School of Music of Stetson University in 1983, where he is professor of piano. In 1990, Rickman was the first recipient of Stetson University's Homer and Dolly Hand Award for Creative Activity and Research, and was honored to receive it again in 2013. In 1995, he received the highest honor given by Stetson University, the William Hugh McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching. Rickman has also served on the faculties of William Woods and Westminster Colleges and at Southeastern Louisiana University.
In 1978 Michael Rickman received top honors in the Theodore Leschetitzky International Competition, Carnegie Hall, New York. For two seasons he was resident pianist with the Petit Jean Music Festival. He has appeared in concert with both the Audubon and Mendelssohn String Quartets, in conjunction with the Florida International Festival. His performances have taken him to many significant cultural centers around the world: Wagnersaal in Riga, Latvia; Alice Tully, Bruno Walter and Carnegie Halls in New York; Frutillar International Music Festival, Chile; as well as performances in Miami, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, Louisville, Kansas City, Sacramento, Toronto, London, Paris and Frankfurt. Rickman has also performed at national conferences of both the American Musicological Society and College Music Society and was artist-clinician at the Alabama Music Teachers Association state conference in Tuscaloosa.
- University of North Texas
- Mars Hill College
- Twentieth-century Dutch composers
- Rickman, Michael. Romantic Realms. Clear Note, 1999. CD.
- Rickman, Michael. Romantic Realms II. Clear Note, 2002. CD.
- Phone: 386-822-8972