Raymond Riley

Dr. Raymond Riley, professor of music, joined the Alma College music faculty in 1988. He holds a B.M. from the University of Illinois, an M.M. from DePaul University and a D.M.A. in applied piano from Michigan State University. 

In addition to teaching piano and pursuing performance opportunities, he teaches courses in music technology, MIDI composition and arranging, digital audio recording, new media applications, and web audio techniques. 

Dr. Riley is a frequent presenter and clinician for music and digital media technology conferences and workshops. A strong advocate for cross disciplinary study, he has worked closely with several faculty in the departments of Music, Art, Communications, English, and Biology to develop new courses and summer institute offerings, which have included topics in new media studies, web design, digital video documentary, and delivering streaming and interactive media over the Web. 




Music and New Media Studies

Educational Background

  • D.M.A., Michigan State University (1988)
  • M.M, in Performance, DePaul University (1982)
  • B.M in Performance, University of Illinois (1979)



My career at Alma began in


Studio lessons:


Music history/theory/composition:

Music Theory

Technology and New Media

Music education:

Piano Pedagogy