Richard Human, associate professor of trombone at Mississippi State University, performs across the southeast as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. He holds the B. M. Ed. from Augusta State University, the M. M. in trombone performance from Bowling Green State University, and the D. A. in trombone performance and orchestral conducting from Ball State University. His trombone teachers include Arvard Larson, David Vining, Paul Hunt and John Seidel.
At Mississippi State Dr. Human leads the trombone studio teaching weekly lessons and studio classes, directing the MSU Trombone Troupe and coaching brass chamber music. He is co-coordinator of the MSU Brass Seminar, founding trombonist of the Golden Triangle Brass and principal trombonist with the Starkville Symphony Orchestra. He has taught Music Theory I & II, Ear Training I & II and Honors Music Appreciation for the Department of Music.