Saint Paul, MN
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
film, web, multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
St. Paul, MN
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Richard Schletty is a performing songwriter from St. Paul's West Side where he and his wife Pat have been raising seven kids. Richard's college buddies from St. John's U in Collegeville, MN, formed a band in the early 70s called Rocka-Rolla. They still get together once or twice a year to perform early rock classics for smallish crowds. Schletty is an experienced cantor, songleader and choral singer. He sang at Masses, funerals and weddings for many years at St. Matthew's Catholic Church on Saint Paul's West Side. He currently sings at St. Mary's Catholic Church in downtown St. Paul. In 2007, Richard joined the bass section of Waltham Abbey Singers, a local Renaissance-Baroque choir which performs sacred music a cappella. The director of this fine chorus is Brian Link. Richard has done gigs in local coffee shops, singing his own Folk-Rock originals. As a member of the Minnesota Association of Songwriters and the Catholic Association of Music, he is striving to improve the form and content of his songwriting and the resonance of his solo public performances of Folk-Rock and Praise music. A major opus called "Hungry For Heaven" is in formation with excellent composer, guitarist and synth instrumentalist David Gómez Sanz, who lives in Spain. It is just one of many internet collaborations Richard has done since the summer of the 2004. Schletty uses his Macintosh computer to tap into collaborators via email, music sharing web sites and FTP file transfer. His favored program for digital recording, sequencing and mixing is Apple Logic Express. Richard does collaborations with André van Haren, a Dutch composer living in Sweden. They are working on Trauerlieder, songs of love, as well as full orchestral compositions with voice. Long range, we are planning to produce one or two operas.