Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education Master of Arts in Teaching
Gary Riler is just starting his 29th year of teaching band in public schools in Oregon and Washington. He is currently a high school band director at Cleveland High School in the Portland Public School District. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Oregon State University, and his Master of Arts in Teaching with emphasis in Music Education from Lewis & Clark College in Portland.
Mr. Riler is also active outside of the classroom as an adjudicator, guest conductor, clinician and private saxophone instructor. He has adjudicated band and solo contests at both the middle school and high school levels in Oregon and Washington. He was a saxophone clinician at the 1996 Oregon Music Educator’s State Conference, and a panelist for a collegiate session regarding instrumentation at the 2006 Washington Music Educator’s State Conference. He has served as President for the Southwest Washington Region of the Washington Music Educator’s Association, from 2004-2006, and 2010-2012. Mr. Riler now serves as the Chair of Oregon Music Educator's Association - District 1.