At age six, Conductor Richard Sabino began his musical training. His first instruments were the piano and the trumpet. In 1973, Richard received
his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Performance from the University of South Florida. In 1978, he received his Master’s Degree in Arts Administration from the University of Illinois. Also, while in Illinois, he performed in the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and the Millikin University Faculty Brass Quintet.
Management positions included assistant and then acting manager for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, assistant manager for the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, and the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, program and festival director for the Baton Rouge Arts Council, and executive director of the River City Festivals Association, and the Jackson/Hinds County Arts Council. Leaving the field of arts management behind, Maestro Sabino returned to Melbourne in 1991 to begin a career in financial management. As a financial adviser he provided portfolio advice to over 500 households and businesses. He served as principal trumpet for the Community Band of Brevard and co-principal of the Melbourne Municipal Band. He also served on the boards of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Henegar Center.
In junior high, he began the study of conducting. At age 16. Maestro Sabino created Central Florida Winds in 1999 and Central Florida Chamber Winds in 2001. In 2008 he participated in the “Professional Level” of the Michael Palmer International Conducting Workshop with the New Atlanta Philharmonic in the Atlanta. Since 2012 he has appeared as guest conductor of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Dnepropetrovsk) and has twice been guest conductor of the State Academic Concert Orchestra in Kiev. In 2016 he was the guest conductor for the "Black Sea Orchestra", in Constantia, Romania, and in June 2019 appeared as conductor of the New York Classical Music Society Orchestra in Paris, France. Maestro Sabino serves as music director and conductor both Central Florida Winds and Chamber Winds, as well as for the Riverside Chamber Orchestra and Chorus (Cocoa Beach, FL), which he organized in 2012. He is also the artistic director for the Dr. Vernon Boushell Concert Series in Cocoa Beach, FL.