Candice Richards holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Florida State University. She has over 10 years of professional musical experience as a music educator, performer, recording musician, and composer/arranger. Candice began her teaching career by developing a violin, piano, and voice private lesson studio in 2015. In 2016, she revived the choral music program at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Developmental Research School. Candice teaches classroom music and serves as the director of K-12 choir, and currently serves as the orchestra director for the FAMU DRS orchestra summer camp. As a performing musician, Candice has been a violinist, pianist, and vocalist in many different types of ensembles including philharmonic orchestras, string ensembles, symphony ensembles and chamber orchestras. Candice specializes in performing as a soloist on the violin and piano for church services and as a solo musician for other ceremonial occasions. In addition to her bachelor’s degree of music, Candice is pursuing a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Music Education- choral and instrumental conducting at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. She continuously provides private lessons for students that focus on meaningful learning and provides opportunities for applying knowledge and performance practice.