Richard Ewer holds degrees in Choral and Instrumental Music Education from Utah State University and a Masters in Music Composition from the University of Oregon. A music educator, Richard taught and directed high school choirs for several years in Eugene, Oregon before moving to the Phoenix area where he teaches Music and Music Theory and directs the Men's Choir at Chandler Preparatory Academy. He has composed and arranged numerous pieces for many types of performers and ensembles, both vocal and instrumental. Richard has performed as a singer, classical guitarist, pianist, and in musical theater. His wife, Cassandra, is a professional choral singer with several professional choirs. They and their children make their home in Gilbert, Arizona.