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Biography:Patricia Riley is assistant professor and coordinator of music education. Prior to her position at UVM, Riley taught at The Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam. She holds a DMA in Music Education from Shenandoah University, a MA in Music from The College of New Jersey, and a BS in Music Education from West Chester University. Previously, 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 the Vermont Music Educator, Teaching Music, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, and Integrating Curriculum, Theory, and Practice: Proceedings of the 2007 Florida Symposium on Assessment in Music Education. Riley is a frequent presenter at international, national, regional, and state conferences. Her research interests include student music composition, cultural studies, and student assessment.