2LT Richard Viglucci, a native of Albany New York, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from the Crane School of Music where he was awarded the Crane Certificate of Merit, the Rocque E. Dominick Memorial Award, the Crane Certificate of Honor in Music Performance, and the 2003 winner of the Julia Crane Concerto Competition for his performance of Aaron Copland’s Concerto for Clarinet, Strings and Harp. 2LT Viglucci also holds a Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from Northwestern University and a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Wind Conducting from the University of Northern Arizona. In 2013 he became a Doctorate of Musical Arts candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln were he previously won the UNL Concerto Competition for his performance of Luigi Bassi's Fantasy on Themes from Verdi's Rigoletto, the Chiara Chamber Competition for his performance of Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet, op. 115, and was awarded the F. Pace Woods Graduate Music Scholarship and Hixson-Lied Fellowship in Music.
Before entering the United States Army, 2LT Viglucci was an active performer and teacher, having been a contracted member of the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, Minot Symphony Orchestra, and a regular substitute clarinetist with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra. 2LT Viglucci has previously held teaching positions at Minot State University as Interim Director of Bands and Woodwinds (2005-2006) and Director of Bands at Northland Preparatory Academy (2009-2010).
2LT Viglucci enlisted in the United States Army in 2013 as a clarinetist and served fourteen months with the Army Ground Forces Band at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In June 2015 2LT Viglucci attending Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, receiving his commission in August, 2015. 2LT Viglucci is currently the Executive Officer and Associate Conductor at the United States Training and Doctrine Command Band at Fort Eustis, Virginia. He is in the process of finishing his dissertation, A Comparative Study on Nineteenth-Century Works for Clarinet Based on Motives from the Operas by Gaetano Donizetti.