Currently, Richard Fellenz is Operations Manager for Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA), Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA) and Wisconsin Foundation for School Music (WFSM), a position he has held since 2011. Nevertheless, Richard has a long history with WSMA, WMEA and WFSM dating back to 1986 when he became Chair of the Music List Committee. He also served as Administrative Assistant for the State High School Honors Project from 1996 to 2001, as WSMA Festivals Coordinator from 2001 to 2004 and as a Program Associate from 2004 to 2010.
Richard brings a wealth of experience in music, music education and facilities management to the associations and foundation. Richard served the De Forest School District as Middle School Instrumental Music Teacher from 1968 to 1977 and then as High School Instrumental Music Teacher from 1977 to 2000. Richard also served as Allied Arts Chairman for De Forest High School, coordinating the work of 13 teachers in the Art, Driver Education, Foreign Language, Music and Physical Education Departments. He served Madison Baseball Incorporated: Madison Muskies in a variety of supervisory roles from 1985 to 1988 and served as DNR Camp Cook for the Swanson Corporation from 1970 to 1978. Richard has also been a painter and worked in maintenance during the summer months while teaching.
Richard earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Instrumental Music Education in 1969 from UW-Stevens Point, where he also took graduate courses.