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Dr. Alan J. Rieck

Professor of Music
Coordinator of Music Education
Chair of the Music and Theatre Arts Department

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.M.E., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.M.E., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Academic Areas: Women's Concert Chorale, Symphonic Choir, music education.

Dr. Alan J. Rieck
156 Haas Fine Arts Center
Music & Theatre Arts Department
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Phone: 715/836-4954

Alan J. Rieck, Professor of Music, is the chair of the Department of Music and Theatre Arts and teaches courses in music education. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Rieck conducted Women's Concert Chorale and Symphonic Choir at UW-Eau Claire and was the music education coordinator. Between 1996-2001 he served as Assistant Director of Choral Studies and professor of music education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. As part of that appointment, he taught courses in conducting, current issues in music education, and music education teaching methods; and conducted the Men's Chorale and Women's Chorale. While in Flagstaff he also served as assistant director of the Master Chorale of Flagstaff, was the founding director of the Children's Chorale of Flagstaff, and during the 2000-2001 school year served as the NAU Director of Choral Studies. Prior to moving to Arizona, Dr. Rieck taught and conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, conducted the top performing groups of the Madison Children's Choir, and served as chorus master for the Madison Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Dr. Rieck taught for six years in the public schools in West Allis, Wisconsin and is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association and Music Educators National Conference.

Dr. Rieck is currently a member of the Confluence Council charged with management and operations of the new performing arts facility to be constructed in downtown Eau Claire and is a member of the Council on Internationalization and Global Engagement on campus. He has led several tours abroad and is dedicated to the development of international relationships between the Department of Music and Theatre Arts and university partners across the globe. He holds a B.M. degree in Music Education, M.M. degree in Music Education, and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Related Links:
Choral Area
Women's Concert Chorale Performance Tour of South Africa


  • MUED 211 Introduction to Music Education
  • MUED 410 Secondary Choral Teaching Methods
  • MUED 420 Seminar in Teaching Choral Music
  • MUSI 190/390 Symphonic Choir
  • MUSI 192/392 Women's Concert Chorale