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Music educator

Joan Eckroth Riley, music educator. Certified teacher K-12 North Dakota, teacher 1-8 general education North Dakota, Orff-Schulwerk. Recipient Mr. Holland's Opus grant, Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, 2005, Golden Apple award, KXMB television, 1996.

Background

Riley, Joan Eckroth was born on July 8, 1960 in Mandan, North Dakota, United States. Daughter of Loran Lee Eckroth and Mildred Louise Graner.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Music Education, University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1982. Master in Music Education, University St. Thomas, since 2005.

Career

Substitute teacher Mandan Public Schools, 1985—1987. 4th grade teacher Christ the King School, 1982—1985, music specialist grade K-8, 1987—1989. Educator general music K-6, beginning band Bismarck (North Dakota) Public Schools, since 1989.

Clarinetist Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, Bismarck, 1980—1991, Bismarck-Mandan Wind Ensemble and West River Winds, Bismarck, since 1995. Director church choir Christ the King Choir, Mandan, North Dakota, since 2003.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher K-12 North Dakota, teacher 1-8 general education North Dakota, Orff-Schulwerk.

Membership

Member of American Orff Schulwerk Association (Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund 1993), Prairie Winds Orff (past president 1989-1993, president 2002-2004), North Dakota Music Educators Association since 2006, National Association Music Educators (member advisory board since 2004).

Connections

Married Joseph Kevin Riley, May 22, 1982. Children: Erin, Krista, Bridget, Kevin.

father:
Loran Lee Eckroth

mother:
Mildred Louise Graner

spouse:
Joseph Kevin Riley

child:
Krista Riley

child:
Bridget Riley

child:
Erin Riley

child:
Kevin Riley