William Riley

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Biography

William Riley is a world-renowned voice trainer, an award-winning classical singer, a stage director, a minister of music and has been a consultant or served on faculties of the Voice Foundation Symposia, The American Academy of Otolaryngology (23Years), The Actors Studio, The New School University, Westminster Choir College; He has been consultant in Voice to Grabscheid Voice Center (Mt. Sinai Hospital New York), Lenox Hill Hospital, The Royal Medical Hospital in Amman Jordan, The White House, and The Metropolitan Opera.

Teaching at the University level for over twenty-five years, he has been invited to teach on the subjects of voice, vocal health and opera at over a dozen institutions in the U.S. and abroad, including Yale University, and the Universities of Iowa, New Hampshire, Maine, Groningen, Holland, Turku, Finland and Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has been an invited speaker at the Second World Voice Congress Brazil, the World Voice Congress 3 in Turkey, and the joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America/Japanese Acoustical Society. In 2002 he was a featured teacher presenting his Master Class at the Austrian Voice Institute during the Salzburg Festival. This year, Riley was presented in his Master Class at the New Jersey City University. For the past several years, he has served with the United Nations initiative "Music as a Global Resource." Riley's voice apps for smartphones and tablets are available from eXQuisite Software.

He is currently a Master Teacher at New Jersey City University in the Voice Division of the Department of Music, Dance and Theatre.

His considerable list of clients include Alan Bergman, President Bill Clinton, Paula Cole, Cy Coleman, Bradley Cooper, Celine Dion, Eliane Elias, Lara Fabian, Connie Francis, Hiromi Go, David Hasselhoff, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, Angelique Kidjo, Katherine McPhee, Liza Minnelli, Jessica Simpson, Thalia, Teresa Stratas, Ben Vereen, Usher, Deborah Voigt, Leehom Wang, Stevie Wonder, and numerous other professional voice users in all areas of voice use.

Riley is a Voting Member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (The Grammy Awards). In 2013, his studio family received 15 Grammy nominations. Four of them won the coveted Grammy Award.

Riley's musical career began as an orchestral conductor and hornist. He is a member of the International Horn Society.
William Riley