For the past 26 years,Richard Zielinski (Dr. Z) has conducted orchestras, choruses and stage productions throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Richard currently serves as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the 37th Classical Music Festival located at the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt, Austria. He is Director of Choral Activities and Chair of Graduate Choral Studies at the University of Oklahoma. In 2012, Zielinski founded a professional chamber orchestra, The Norman Philharmonic. Richard also serves as Director of Music Ministries at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, Norman, OK. In 2005, he founded and continues to conduct the Richard Zielinski Singers.
Richard Zielinski serves as Director of Choral Activities and Head of Graduate Choral Studies within the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts-School of Music at the University of Oklahoma, Norman.
Richard Zielinski serves as Director of Music Ministries at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church in Norman, OK. Richard is the conductor of the Chancel Choir and Canticle Singers, and serves each Sunday in Sanctuary worship services.