Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Studies
Dyanne Riley is a native of San Diego, CA, and earned her B.A.,
with Distinction in Music, and her Professional
Clear Teaching Credentials in Music and P.E. from San Diego State University. Before moving to Utah, Dyanne
taught choral music and P.E. at Mt. Miguel High School in Spring Valley, CA. While completing her Masters of
Music in Choral Conducting Performance at BYU she conducted the BYU Women’s Chorus and the University
Chorale for a year each. Since 2005 she has been the Artistic Director of the Wasatch Chorale, a community
choir of 100 voices.
Dyanne began teaching at Utah Valley University in January of
1994. She is currently an Associate Professor
and the Director of Choral Activities at UVU. Dyanne conducts the Chamber Choir and the MasterWorks Chorale,
which average 15 performances a year, including many on campus and others as community outreach in such
locations as the Orem Library, Thanksgiving Point, and Temple Square. She also teaches voice, beginning and
advanced music theory, advanced choral conducting and several other courses. In 1998-99 and 2002-03 she
received the teacher of excellence award for the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) at UVU.
Dyanne was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1995-2005,
and from 2002 to 2007 was the Vocal
Specialist for the Training School on Temple Square, training the new members coming into the Tabernacle Choir.
She often gives choral workshops locally and out-of-state, and in schools and churches. In 2002 she was the
guest conductor for the Honor Choir of the Jordan School District. Each year she is called to adjudicate at many
music festivals. Dyanne is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the American Choral
Directors Association, and the Society of Music Theory.
Dyanne and her husband, Mike, live in
Provo and have 5 children and 15 grandchildren. She also enjoys quilting,
tatting and playing the harp.