trombone, euphonium, mandolin
Riley has a BM in Music Education from the School of Music at Ithaca College. A native of southern Vermont, Riley studied classical and jazz trombone with Dr. Harold Reynolds and Jeffrey Grey in Ithaca, NY. There, he performed with various orchestras, choral groups, jazz big bands, and smaller chamber and dance music ensembles. He now performs frequently in southern Vermont and around the Northeast, and his stage appearances run the stylistic gamut: from classical brass ensembles, to funk rock groups, to traditional contra dance bands. Riley is also a vocal and instrumental teacher in the Windham Southeast Supervisory union, and has done clinic and ensemble coaching work in the area.