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​​​KMC-1901 ​​Yksi ruusu kasvanut laaksossa  ​​SSA with additional sop. solo/small group, a cappella  

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While studying in New York, she founded and conducted Las Sirenas , a women’s chamber choir, at the City College of New York. The group premiered works by American and Finnish composers. In the fall of 2013 she taught choirs and western classical voice at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.   Returning stateside, Riikka then taught at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, directing choirs and teaching conducting. In the fall 2016, the Whitman Chamber Singers contributed via video recording to Zodiak Dance Theater’s live production of Michaela- The Queen of Everything in Helsinki. On April 25, 2020, Riikka will be guest conducting Eldrida Andrée’s Swedish Mass No. 1 in legendary Carnegie Hall.  The appearance is under MidAmerica Productions concert series.   Later that summer Riikka will be performing her ten-movement choral piece Viel Valkee Aamu with acclaimed Finnish choreographer Laura Pietiläinen in Finland.  

Riikka is an active conductor, singer, and vocal coach, and is frequently invited as a soloist, adjudicator, and guest clinician for schools and choral ensembles, both in Europe and within the United States.  Her compositions and arrangements have been published by Alliance Music Publications and Kandinsky Music. Riikka's research interests include holistic choral experience, vocal pedagogy, mindfulness in choirs, and the mirror neuron system.  Her article "Monkey See, Monkey Do - The Choral Conductor and the Mirror Neuron System" was published in the United States in The Choral Journal as well as in the Australian National Choral Association's national publication, Sing Out!  

Riikka holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the City College of City University of New York as well as Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Colorado.  
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Dr. Riikka Pietiläinen-Caffrey is an associate professor of music at Bunker Hill Community College.  Riikka, a native Finn, has toured Europe and South America with the internationally-acclaimed Finnish choir, Philomela.