Richard Andreacchio

Richard Andreacchio

Richard Andreacchio
MA, Florida Atlantic University
Adjunct Professor
Areas of Expertise
Music Education
Email: randreac@fau.edu
Office Phone: 561-297-3820
Office: AH 119

Mr. Andreacchio has been the director of choral activities, advanced placement music theory instructor, International Baccalaureate music history instructor, AICE music history instructor, and a Fine Arts Department Chair for the School District of Palm Beach County for 30 years. Mr. Andreacchio is proud of the fact that his students currently have had a 100% pass rate on the IB and AICE course exams earning them 6.0 GPA and college credit while in High School. He began his career at Wellington Landings Middle School, then completed 10 years at Suncoast High School Magnet, was the department chair for 8 years at the Music Academy at Santaluces High School. He is currently the choir director at Olympic Heights High School in Boca Raton.

Mr. Andreacchio is the Past President of the Palm Beach County Music Educators Association, the current District Chair for the Florida Vocal Association, and a member of the Florida Music Educators emerging leaders program. Mr. Andreacchio is an active adjudicator for the Florida Vocal Association. He is a graduate of Palm Beach Community College. Mr. Andreacchio continued his studies at the University of South Florida earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education where he studied piano, voice, and choral methods. He also holds a Masters in Choral Conducting from the Florida Atlantic University.

Mr. Andreacchio has toured extensively with the “Pacesetters” a vocal jazz ensemble chosen to represent the nation as “Good Will Ambassadors” at the World Expo in Australia. He has conducted the Palm Beach County Middle School, High School, and Handbell Honor Choirs during his 30-year tenure as a Palm Beach County music educator. In 1997 Mr. Andreacchio sat on a seven-member team who revised the course curriculum for all music courses offered in the State of Florida to coincide with the Sunshine State Standards. Mr. Andreacchio has received various nominations and accolades including the Palm Beach Post “Teacher of the Week”, Who’s Who Among High School Teachers, National Collegiate Honor Society, TV channel 12's “I Make A Difference Award” and the highest peer chosen achievement in Palm Beach County, the “William T. Dwyer Teacher of Excellence” Award.

Mr. Andreacchio’s choirs have achieved many accolades and been afforded many performing honors. In 1995 one of his choirs was chosen to sing the national anthem to kick off the Pan-American Games. They auditioned and were chosen out of 32 groups to perform in the New York Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat" for two weeks at the Broward Center Of The Arts. In the summer of 1996 they toured England and Scotland for two weeks giving six performances at various Schools, Churches, and Cathedrals throughout the UK. They returned to Europe in the summer of 1998 for a two-week performing tour of France, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria as part of The American Celebration of Music in Austria. Most recently through a partnership with the Kravis Center of the Performing Arts they performed with Josh Groban, Norm Lewis of Les Mis and Phantom, the Mighty Clouds of Joy, Hezekiah Walker, Kenny Rogers, Shirley MacClain, Michael Feinstein, The Palm Beach Opera Orchestra, Linda Eder, Frederica Von Stadda, Video Games Live, Zelda Concert, The TEN Tenors, and the American Idol Tour. His choirs have performed at both Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City.