Council for Music Composition



Patricia E. Riley, Chair (2016-2018)
University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont


Patricia Riley (, D.M.A. is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Music Education Program at the University of Vermont. She has published in Music Education Research, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Research and Issues in Music Education, Visions of Research in Music Education, Journal of Technology in Music Learning, the College Music Symposium, Music Educators Journal, and Teaching Music. Dr. Riley presents frequently at international, national, regional, and state conferences. Her research interests include student music composition, cultural studies, technology, and assessment.

Eastern Division Representative
Robert Deemer (2015-2018)
Dunkirk, NY

North Central Division Representative
Michael Hayden (2016-2019)
Wauwatosa, WI

Northwest Division Representative
Sheena Dhamsania (2014-2018)
Wilson, WY

Southern Division Representative
Andrew Poor (2017-2019)
Suwanee, GA

Southwestern Division Representative
Jeff Jordan (2017-2020)
Hays, KS

Western Division Representative
Alexander Koops (2017-2019)
Azusa, CA

Member-At-Large Representative
Daniel Deutsch (2017-2018)
Stony Brook, NY

Member-At-Large Representative
Matthew Warren (2017-2018)
Le Roy, NY

Member-At-Large Representative
John Mills (2016-2017)
Sterling, VA

Rob Deemer (2017-2018)

NAfME National Executive Board Liaison: John Combs