resume / cv

16 Harvey Street
Morgantown, WV 26501
(518) 435-5354

ianthomasriley@gmail.com
ianrileypercussion.com

Objectives

Through the application of a unique pedagogical skill set, forge connections within the academic community with students, coworkers, and colleagues; encourage the development of the intentional musician. Considering the intersection of live electronics and percussion performance, broaden understanding of artistic expression and diversify the palette of musical sounds.

Education & Certification

2021                   DMA Percussion Performance //
Touching Light: A Framework for the Facilitation of Music-Making in Mixed Reality
                           The College of Creative Arts, West Virginia University
                           Morgantown, WV, United States

2018                   MM Percussion Performance
2016                   BMusEd, Composition
                           Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton College
                           Houghton, NY, United States

2013                   New York State Teacher’s Aide Certification
                           New York, United States

2012                   A.S. Music Performance with High Honors
                           Schenectady County Community College (SCCC)
                           Schenectady, NY, United States

Discipline-specific Experience

2018-present     Graduate Teaching Assistant
                           Percussion Department, College of Creative Arts
                           West Virginia University | Morgantown, WV

2020 Summer     Director of Technology Solutions
                           The 2020 Society of International Rudimental Drummers Digital Symposium
                           International (virtual)

2020 Summer   Director of Technology Solutions
                           The 2020 WVU Summer Online Percussion Academy
                           West Virginia University | Morgantown, WV

2016-18             Graduate Assistant
                           Houghton Symphony Orchestra, Houghton Wind Ensemble,
                           Music Theory Department, Office Administration
                           Houghton College | Houghton, NY

2017-present    Percussion Faculty
                          
Csehy Summer School of Music | Houghton, NY               

2013-14             Indoor Percussion Ensemble Director
2012-14             Front Ensemble Director
                           Mohonasen Central High School | Rotterdam, NY

Other Work Experience

2011-present     Web Design Consultant
                            Independent; ianrileypercussion.com

2009-14             Office, Pharmacy, Produce, and Front-End Associate
                            The Golub Corporation | Glenville, NY

2011-12             Camp Counselor
                            Camp Pattersonville | Pattersonville, NY

Teaching Experience

2018-present    Graduate Teaching Assistant,
                             West Virginia University, Percussion Studio

2011-present    Private Instructor, classical percussion, drum set, guitar

2016-18             Graduate Conductor, Houghton Percussion Ensemble

2016                   Graduate Conductor, Houghton Wind Ensemble                                                   

2016                   Student Teacher, Arcade CSD, Letchworth CSD

2013-14             Mohonasen High School Marching Band
                                         Co-director of front ensemble                                        

2013-14             Mohonasen Indoor Percussion Theatre
                           Founding Staff Member                                         

2013                   Camp Pattersonville, guitar                                                              

Masterclass Selection

2017                   EASTHAMA Marimba Duo, Houghton College
                                         Deane, Mourning Dove Sonnet

2017                   Matthew Basset, timpanist, Houghton College
                                         excerpts from Brahms Symphony No. 1, Stravinsky Rite of Spring

Professional Ensemble Experience

2015-2018         The Southern Tier Symphony

2014-18             Houghton College Symphony Orchestra
                                        Rosauro Marimba Concerto No. 1, soloist (2018)

2014-18             Houghton College Wind Ensemble
                                        Sekhon Double Percussion Concerto¸ soloist (2017)
                                        Gillingham Concertino for 4 Percussion & Wind Ensemble, soloist (2016)

2014-18             Houghton College Percussion Ensemble
                                        Becker Mudra, soloist (2016)
                                        Green Ragtime Robin, soloist (2016)

2012-14             The Capital Region Wind Ensemble

2012                   The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra

2015-18             Houghton College Chamber Players

2015-18             Alfred University Wind Ensemble

2013-14             Skidmore College Community Band

2013                   Glove City Winds

2013                   Gloversville Community Band

2009-12             SCCC Wind Ensemble                                                                     

2009-12             SCCC Percussion Ensemble

Musical Theatre Experience

2014-16             Letchworth CSD
                                         Annie; The Addams Family

2013-14             Mohon Masque (Mohonasen CSD)
                                        Hello, Dolly!; Seussical; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Chamber Ensemble Experience

2019-present     The Nautilus Percussion Group (founder)

2014-present     Vangarde Percussion Group (founder)

2015-18             Houghton College Chamber Players

2012-13             Lone Wolf Recital Corps (Terry Adkins)

2012-13             Emigrants (folk music ensemble)

Jazz Experience

2014-15             Houghton College Jazz Ensemble

2014-15             Houghton College Jazz Combo

2014-15             SCCC Jazz Ensemble

Other Ensemble Experience

2016                   “Houghton University Band”
                                         Guitar, Percussion

2015                   MPB-3 Brazilian Music Ensemble
                                         Drum set, Percussion

2015-18             Greatbatch Worship Team
                                         Drum set, Percussion

2014-17             Higgins Wesleyan Church Worship Team
                                         Guitar, Percussion, Voice

2012-13             Camp Pattersonville
                                         Guitar, Percussion, Voice

Original Compositions

Live Electronics +

Touching Light (2021) (performance video)
1. simplicity
2. soliloquy
3. synecdoche

Voyager_3 (2020), collection (visualization playlist)
1. Greetings
2. Pale Blue Dot
3. Wild, and Wonderful
4. Deux ex Machina
5. This time, with feeling…
6. From the Children of Planet Earth

Orrery of Worlds (2020), collection (visualization playlist)
1. The Orrery of Worlds, 17’
2. A Shard of Light, 15’
3. A Mote of Shadow, 19’
4. Essence of Law 10’30”
5. Conception of Chaos 23’
6. The Withering Fern 12’
7. Fragment of Reality 15’
8. Crystalline Echoes 11’
9. The Silent Ash, 8’

Percussion Ensemble

Sacred Geometries (2020), 10’ (video)

The Tyranny of Clocks (2015), 13′ (video)

Submersion (2014), 5′

Percussion Solo

Chaconne (2019), 9′ – solo marimba with live electronics

Of Wind and Fire (215), 4’ – multiple percussion

Percussion Duet

pale blue dot, 12’ – hand pan with electronic accompaniment

E tu? (2017), 4’ – concert and marching snare drum

duet for Trombone & Percussion (2015), 13′ – trombone, vibraphone, crotales, cymbals, drums (video mvts. 1, 3)

It’s Bigger on the Inside (2012), 4′ – piano, vibraphone, electronics

Percussion Chamber

Opening (2017), 8’ – piano, vibraphone, drum set, and electronics

Nothing with Wheels (2015), 10′ – percussion, suitcases

Thursday [for the VANGARDE percussion group], 7′ – piano, vibraphone, drum set

Instrumental Chamber Ensemble

​​Seghahunda [for Jason Decker and the Letchworth Middle School Band], 3′ –  ​wind ensemble, mallet solo

“…it was a beginning.” (2014), 6′ – brass quintet, percussion (audio)

Choral

The Larger Thoughts (2015), 3′ – SAT(B) choir (audio)

A Monster Made of Glass (2015), ​3′ – ​SAT(B) choir

Primary Private Teachers

George Willis
Professor of Percussion, Director of
Percussion Studies
West Virginia University

Dustin Woodard
Assistant Professor of Percussion
Houghton College

Carrie Magin
Assistant Professor of Composition and Theory
Houghton College

Brett Wery
Dean of the School of Music
SUNY SCCC

Affiliations & Memberships

2019-present     The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS), member

2017-present     American Musicological Society (AMS), member

2016-present     Percussive Arts Society (PAS), member

2015-present     National Association for Music Education, Collegiate (NAfME-C), member

Achievements & Honors

2020 Article published in PAS Rhythm! Scene blog:
“The 2020 WVU Summer Online Percussion Academy” (link)

2020                   WVU CHaMP (Chamber Music Performance) Competition 1st place, graduate category

2019                   PASIC 19 Ellie Mannette Symphony of Steel, performer
2019                   Hosted PAS West Virginia Day of Percussion at WVU

2019                   Smithsonian Folkways World Music Pedagogy Certification

2018                   Houghton College Concerto & Aria Competition Winner
2017                   Black Swamp Sound Solution Project featured video: Flam Variations and Execution

2016-17             NAfME Collegiate, Web Editor

2016-present     Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society Inductee (Zeta Omicron Chapter)

2016-2018         Full-tuition graduate scholarship, Houghton College

2015                   NAfME Collegiate, Houghton, Vice President

2014                   President’s Honor List (GPA 3.8+), Houghton College

2012                   Academic Excellence and Outstanding Second Year Music Degree Student Award, SCCC
2012                   Dean’s List, Schenectady County Community College (SCCC)

Volunteer Experience

2014-17             Higgins Wesleyan Church

Additional Skills & Proficiencies

Audio technology (including recording, mixing, and mastering), video editing and production, graphic design, word processing, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote), social media design, marketing (print, digital, and audio), administrative tasks, writing (academic, technical, prose, and poetry), musicological, philosophical, and theological studies, reading-level German, novice French, Greek, and Hebrew

Repertoire List, abridged

Percussion and Electronics

Andy Akiho, Stop Speaking
Drake Anderson, IX
Stephen Bryant, Hummingbrrd
John Cage, Child of Tree
Christopher Cerrone, Memory Palace
Evan Chapman, Glymur
Kirk Gay, Fear Cag
Daniel Lentz, You Can’t See the Forest…
Robert McClure, The Nature of Matter
John Psathas, Planet Damnation
Ian Riley, Opening
Ian Riley, Sacred Geometries
Isaac Schankler, Blindnesses
Ben Wahlund, The Whimsical Nature of Small Particle Physics
Nigel Westlake, Fabian Theory
Bryce Dessner, Music for Wood and Strings (solo)

Concerto

Gillingham, Concertino for 4 Percussion & Wind Ensemble
Rosauro, Marimba Concerto No. 1
Sekhon, Double Percussion Concerto

Mallet Solo

Abe, Michi
Bach, Suite No. 1 in G Major
Deane, Mourning Dove Sonnet
Muramatsu, Land
Ordonez, Despanto
Tyson, A Cricket Sang and Set the Sun
Zivkovic, Ilijaš

Multiple Percussion

Cangelosi, Naglfar
DeLancey, The Love of L’Histoire
Xenakis, Rebonds B

Percussion Ensemble, soloist

Becker, Mudra
Green, The Ragtime Robin
Riley, The Tyranny of Clocks
Rosauro, Concerto for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble
Trevino, Catching Shadows