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Faculty Biography | Patricia Riley

Patricia Riley

Patricia Riley, D.M.A.Associate Professor

Contact Information:
A311 Music Building, Redstone Campus
(802) 656-7770

Patricia Riley (, D.M.A., is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Music Education Program at the University of Vermont. Prior to this, she taught at The Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. Previously, Dr. Riley taught instrumental, general, and choral music for twenty years in the public schools of New Jersey and Vermont; and for five years maintained a woodwind and brass studio at Green Mountain College. She has published in Music Education Research, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Research and Issues in Music Education, Visions of Research in Music Education, College Music Symposium, The Vermont Music Educator, and Teaching Music; and has contributed numerous chapters to edited books and symposium proceedings. Dr. Riley is a frequent presenter of sessions at international, national, regional, and state conferences. Her research interests include student music composition, cultural studies, technology, and assessment.


  • D.M.A. in Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education from Shenandoah Conservatory, Winchester, Virginia