Eric K. Richards Blog

The Jelly Belly Parable

All of us, like Jelly Belly beans, are unique and different. Together we are a kaleidoscopic force. When I arrived in the mix, I didn’t get to choose my flavor. I was created to...

Reminder to not make assumptions

So, I found this piece of paper I’ve been holding onto in my car the other day. I kept it because it was a great reminder to me that things aren’t always what they...

Riesa Germany Sister Cities Project

8 members from the Sandy Arts Guild were able to share a musical theater review with the people of Reisa Germany. For me, it was a magical experience. We stayed with a host family...

Ben Graul

Ben Graul will always hold a special place in my heart. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with both he and his sister throughout their youth and teen years. This year, Ben got accepted...

Emma Hamilton

I met Emma in 2009 when we both were in the same jazz class with Michele Weir together. I was impressed by her jazz piano skills from the get go. I remember one day...

Carrie Haber

I met Carrie Haber in L.A. at a summer vocal camp and saw her perform her song Me Oh My before this video was actually recorded. She did it solo on the piano and...

Sandy’s Engagement Photos

I never claim to be a photographer but I enjoy doing photo shoots every now and again for friends and family. I certainly don’t have the technical expertise but I like toying around with...

Edna in Hairspray

Edna was one of the most challenging roles I have ever played. I can’t say I would be rushing to wear high heels in a show ever again but the experience was worth the...

Tinman in The Wizard of Oz

I will always look back fondly when thinking of playing the Tinman with some of my dearest friends Jared Saunders, Scott Morgan, and Dana Swofford. I will never forget when I played the final...

SVP 2009 in L.A.

I’ve been lucky enough to be on the staff a couple times with the Seth Riggs Vocal Program in L.A. Some of the highlights for me were experiencing jazz music through the eyes of...