Richard Galyean

Richard GalyeanRick Galyean

Instructor of Music
Director of Bands
Director of Music Education

Phone: 276.328.0235
Office: Gilliam 127


  • B.S. Music Education, Radford University
  • M.S. Music Education and Conducting, Radford University

Courses Taught

  • The Marching Highland Cavaliers
  • The Highland Winds
  • The College Wind Ensemble
  • The Highland Cavalier Pep Band
  • The Wise Guys Tuba Euphonium Ensemble
  • Assist with the Uva-Wise Bluegrass Band
  • Classroom Management
  • Secondary Methods
  • Brass Techniques
  • Private Instruction
  • Supervision of Student Interns

Research Interests

  • Music Education
  • Scheduling and Curriculum Design

Professional Interests

  • Music Education
  • Marching band drill design
  • Arranging

Professional Memberships

  • College Band Directors National Association
  • National Association for Music Education
  • National Band Association
  • Virginia Music Educators Association
  • College Music Society


  • The Harrison Award for Outstanding Service
  • The Buck Henson Student Life Appreciation Award
  • Outstanding Contribution Award by the Student Government Association
  • Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Chicago


  • Transatlantic Dialogue Conference at the University of Luxembourg 2011.
  • Transatlantic Dialogue Conference at the University of Luxembourg 2014.