Bachelor of Music, Westminster Choir College
Master of Music Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Music: Adjunct Faculty
Richard J. Lakey is currently the director of music at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Williamsport. He is a graduate of Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, where he received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Church Music. While at Westminster, he was awarded the Alexander McCurdy Organ Scholarship, and through his music ministry has given numerous organ recitals. Lakey earned a Master of Music Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has been a part-time instructor of organ and piano at Lycoming, and for the past 21 years has accompanied the Lycoming College Choir. In previous years, the Choir has performed his Te Deum and several anthems. His Missa Brevis was performed by the Lycoming College Chamber Choir and the Gregg Smith Singers. Paraclete Press and Shawnee Press have published several of his compositions for choir.