Rick Fortner maintains an active and versatile life in the world of music. He is the Director of Music at All Souls Unitarian Church, Tulsa, OK and has served in that capacity since 1999. He holds a B.M.E. in vocal music and a M.M. in choral conducting from the University of Tulsa. He has worked as an instructor at The University of Tulsa, and has taught at Northeastern State University. He has prepared and directed the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus and is the founding director of Council Oak Men’s Chorale. Rick’s keyboard skills have allowed him creativity in such diverse areas as staff pianist for Tulsa Ballet, to being a featured performer on the Greenwood Jazz Festival for seven years. Rick has also performed for the Tulsa Jazz Society Annual Keyboard Concert, Ragtime For Tulsa, and the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Concert Series. Most recently, he was the musical director of "Sophisticated Ladies”, a review of the life and music of Duke Ellington, performed at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.
Rick returned to All Souls in the fall of 1999 after working as a music educator and performer for many years. At All Souls he merged into what he calls a “fantastic program of music for people of all ages.” Rick gives generously to the community as an outstanding jazz pianist.
Contact Rick at 918-743-2805 ext. 312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.