Meet Our Visual & Performing Arts Teachers

Ed Richards is the director of the Virginia 91st Air Force JROTC Marching Band.

Ed Richards

Director of Music / Bandmaster
  • M.M.E. Shenandoah Conservatory (of Shenandoah University)
  • B.M.E. Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music
  • Courses: Handbell Choir, Band
  • R-MA Mentor

Edwin Richards is Director of Music, Chairman of the Music Department and Bandmaster at Randolph-Macon Academy, a position he has held for 41 years.


Kim Cramer teaches English and Drama at Randolph-Macon Academy, a military boarding school with an exceptional drama program.

Kim Cramer

Upper School English and Drama Teacher
  • B.A., Shippensburg University
  • Courses: English 9, English 11, Drama
  • R-MA Mentor, Drama Director

Kim Cramer has been all over the United States, held positions in the corporate world, and as a realtor, ran her own business.


Michael DeMato is a boarding school Chorus Director and Assistant Bandmaster.

Michael DeMato

Chorus Director / Assistant Bandmaster
  • M.A., New York University
  • B.A., Loyola College
  • Courses: Digital Piano, Band, Chorus
  • R-MA Mentor, "Mandatory Fun" band member

German mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz said that “Music is the pleasure the human soul experiences from counting without be


Holly Thompson

US Art Teacher
  • M.F.A. Studio Art, Indiana University at Bloomington
  • B.F.A. Studio Art, Western Kentucky University
  • Courses: Studio Art, Advanced Art, Middle School Art, Graphic Design, Upper School Yearbook

From Louisville, Kentucky, Holly Thompson is primarily an installation and ceramic artist with a background in drawing, graphic design, and photojournalism.