Faculty/Staff Directory

Richard J Stichler

Richard J Stichler

Part-time Instructor in Music

Lorberbaum Hall
Room 309
650 College Dr. Dalton, GA 30720


B.A. Music, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

M. Mus. Ed, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Tennessee

Ed. Spec. Technology Leadership, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Tennessee


Rich Stichler is a part-time instructor in Music Appreciation courses at Dalton State.  He has served as director of bands at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia since 1999.  He was director of bands at Ridgeland High School, Rossville, Georgia from 1993 to 1999.  Before relocating to Georgia, he taught band and orchestra in Arizona, California, and Nevada.  Under his direction the LFO Bands have received consistent superior ratings for marching, concert, and jazz in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.  The LFO Symphonic Band performed, by invitation, at the 2001 University of Georgia High School Music Festival.  He served as GMEA District Seven Band Division chair and is the current organizer of the GMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble.  He has served as adjunct professor of trombone at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.   He maintains a busy schedule as a professional trombonist and teacher in the Chattanooga and Atlanta areas and has also free-lanced and taught privately in Arizona, California, Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas.  He was a member of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Marching Band, the 1986 Disneyland All-American College Band, and the 15th Air Force Band of the Golden West at March Air Force Base in California from 1987 to 1991.  He earned the B.Mus. degree from the University of Arizona and the M.M.Ed. degree and Ed.S. degree in educational technology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.