First woman to teach a master class and be a concerto soloist with an orchestra at the World Saxophone Congress. She has been the recipient of many teaching awards, including the University of Illinois 2002 Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching.
She attended Northwestern University for her BME and MM before she went professional.
She was once the president of the North American Saxophone Alliance.
She was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan.
Richtmeyer released the album Extravaganza for Saxophone and Orchestra, which featured work by Sergei Rachmaninoff.