Assistant Professor (Part-time, Music Theory)
Eugena Riehl was educated at the University at Buffalo (MM, flute performance, PhD, music theory), Western University (BA (Honours Music), MA (music theory) and through the Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT, flute performance, ARCT, flute teaching). She is also the founding conductor of the Oxford Winds Community Concert Band and the Oxford Breeze Novice Band.
Eugena’s music theory research interest lies in the many domains of music represented in a solo musical line. Pitch, rhythm, and harmonic implications have been heavily researched; however, some of the less studied features, such as articulation, dynamics, and morphologies (extended techniques) prove invaluable indicators of motive and form.As a registered music teacher, and in addition to her teaching at Western, Eugena runs a private studio teaching theory, and brass and woodwind instruments. As a member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators Association, she regularly adjudicates band and instrumental music festivals across Canada. Eugena is also a member of the Royal College of Examiners for the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program where she shares her expertise in instrumental music across Canada and the United States. As a freelance soloist, she performs a wide range of musical styles from Baroque to popular. Eugena is a music consultant for English Rose Orchestration based out of GCR Studios in Buffalo, New York.