A Brief Summary
Joshua Riley (b. 1986) began his musical career at the young age of eight, studying piano under Sarah Capehart at Oakland City University. He quickly moved on to study with Peggy Bottoms of Somerville, who helped grow and nurture his musical career, and almost single-handedly helped him become a well-known name around the community. He has since studied with many respected teachers and professors, including Sandra Botkin, retired Professor of Piano at the University of Evansville, Red Wick of the Red Wick Piano Trio, and Dr. Karen Taylor, Professor of Piano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Riley has performed all over the state of Indiana, encountering a wide array of audiences. He has performed on a number of occasions at the Oakland City University Cornwell Reed Fine Arts Center, and recently accompanied the Flanner House Youth Chorale at the Madame Walker Theatre Center in Indianapolis. Riley has received many awards for his performances, including first place in the I.M.T.A., I.S.S.M.A., and K.E.Y. student competitions, and a scholarship for performing at the Schmidt Piano Competition in Evansville.
Riley graduated from Wood Memorial High School in May 2005. After briefly studying piano performance and computer science at Indiana University in Bloomington, he returned to his home in Francisco, IN, where he spent most of his time practicing piano for performances and developing online content for various individuals. Riley has created web sites for such prestigious musicians as Dr. Marian Harrison and Professor Edward Auer of Indiana University. He enjoys working with clients interested in music like himself, and strives to become a better pianist and web designer with each new project.
Currently, Riley lives in Louisville, KY, where he works out of his home developing web content and recording for upcoming albums. Riley was recently seen performing for the Wayward Actors production of "Reefer Madness" at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, and loves to volunteer his spare time to help with music-related endeavors. His latest web design includes a full-content design/layout for Middletown Fitness & Cycling, a bicycle store in Louisville's up-and-coming St. Matthews/Middletown Market.
Spell Bowl, Geography Team, Spanish Club, French Team, Business Professionals of America, Graduation Committee
Drama Club Talent Show Judge, Calendar Committee at Clark's Chapel, Outreach Committee Leader, Web Site Development Team Leader for BPA, French Team Captain, Editor for monthly Newsletter at Clark's Chapel,
Choir Director, Pianist at Clark's Chapel, Phi Beta Psi Annual Mouse House, Jamaica Missionary Team for Clark's Chapel, Pianist for Wayward Actors production of Reefer Madness
Awards & Achievements:
Kiwanis Leadership Award, Schmidt Scholarship Winner, First Place I.M.T.A., K.E.Y. piano competitions, Spanish Award, All-American Scholar Award