Richard Fish, Jr. is the Director of Performing Arts at St. John Paul II High School, where he has held this post since 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Fish was the Director of Performing Arts at Landmark School from 1995-2011, where he toured annually with the Landmark Chorus, throughout the United States. Over the past six years at St. John Paul II, he has led tours to Broadway, and, in 2017 Mr. Fish took the Concert Choir of nearly 70 students to The Vatican, where the choir sang for two Masses at the Chair of St. Peter, as well as other locales, such as the Basilica of the Twelve Holy Apostles and U.S. Naval Support, in Naples. Mr. Fish holds a Bachelor of Music Degree (Performance) from Ithaca College, an M.Div. and S.T.B. from St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, and a M.S.,Ed. from Simmons College. He is licensed to teach both Music and Moderate Special Needs Education in Massachusetts. Mr. Fish performs professionally on a regular basis as a percussionist with the Hillyer Festival Orchestra, which annually performs for tens of thousands on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Mr. Fish has also served as the Director of Music for St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Beverly, MA, for a number of years.