Marguerite Richardson holds a BM from the Cleveland Institute of Music, a MM from the University of South Carolina, and a DM from The Florida State University. She has served as a full-time violinist in the Jacksonville Symphony and as Associate Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra. Currently, Dr. Richardson is Associate Professor of Strings at Jacksonville University (JU). At JU, she teaches the violin and viola studios, and is the conductor of the Jacksonville University Orchestra. In 2012 and 2014, Dr. Richardson was a Visiting Foreign Scholar at Beifang University (Yin Chuan, China) where she presented solo recitals, taught master classes and private lessons, and worked with the Beifang University Orchestra. In 2016, Dr. Richardson was selected to participate in the International Conductor’s Festival—Danville, Kentucky, where she conducted the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra (UK). In February of 2017, Dr. Richardson made her international conducting debut with the Piccadilly Symphony in Manchester, UK. She has twice been selected as a presenter at the National Conference of the College Orchestra Directors Association (2014 and 2017). Dr. Richardson has been conductor of the Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville since the fall of 2016.