George Riordan retired as Director of the School of Music at Middle Tennessee State University in 2013. Dr. Riordan has served as the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra‘s principal oboist since the group’s founding in 1997, and is also one of the founding members of Music City Baroque in Nashville. He has performed chamber music with such distinguished musicians as Monica Huggett, Edward Tarr, Max van Egmond, Aldo Abreu, and Jaap Schroeder. Dr. Riordan has appeared with a number of period ensembles, including the Apollo Ensemble, the Eighteenth Century Ensemble, and the Grande Bande, all based in New York; as well as the Philadelphia Classical Orchestra and the Ft. Worth Early Music Ensemble, now known as the Texas Camerata.
Prior to his appointment at Middle Tennesee State in 2003, Dr. Riordan served as Assistant Dean for Public Service at the School (now College) of Music at Florida State University, and as Director of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, part of the Tanglewood Music Center, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.