This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff May 9 by Communications and External Relations:
We are saddened to announce that Richard Heard, professor of music, died May 8 in Winston-Salem after a long illness.
Dr. Heard joined Wake Forest’s faculty in 1996. He was an accomplished concert singer who had performed many years across the country and in Europe. In his extensive career, he had received numerous awards.
We grieve Dr. Heard’s death and extend our condolences to his family and friends, as well as those at Wake Forest who had the opportunity to know him.
Information about a service for Dr. Heard will be announced to faculty, staff and students once his family has made arrangements. A campus memorial service is expected to be held next fall semester.
Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff. The Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273, the Chaplain’s Office at 336-758-5210. For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 336-716-5493.