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Rick Orpen

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Rick Orpen

Rick Orpen


Rick Orpen is an active percussionist, guitarist, and bassist in jazz and classical styles. He is currently Professor of Music at Gustavus Adoplohus College, where he has been since 1980. He teaches music theory, composition, jazz guitar, jazz improvisation, and percussion. He has also held the position of percussion instructor at Minnesota State University and held offices in the Minnesota Music Theory Consortium, Minnesota College, and University Council for Music, and Minnesota Music Educators Research Review. Orpen received his Ph.D. in Music from the University of Minnesota.

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