A trumpet player by training, Richard Charron holds a master’s degree in performance. From 1971 to 1985, he worked as a freelance performer in Montréal, where he appeared with the Radio-Canada orchestra, the Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Orchestre métropolitain, and on various television broadcasts, recordings, films, and commercials. A teacher at various music camps, including the Camp musical des Laurentides (with Alain Trudel), Charron has also been active as a clinician and festival jury member.

Between 1972 and 1985, Charron served as trumpet professor for the université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, the École de musique Vincent-d’Indy, the Collège Marguerite-Bourgeoys, the École Pierre-Laporte, and the Université du Québec à Montréal. He currently teaches for the Montréal Catholic school board (former CECM, now CSDM), in the music department of the École Joseph-François-Perrault, where he directs the wind symphony as well as the orchestra.