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Justin Rieken

Adjunct Professor

Department: Fine Arts


  • Associate of Applied Science, Bass Performance, McNally Smith College of Music


Justin has more than 20 years of live performance experience as a bassist and vocalist. He has been a private and group instructor for 13 years.  Justin Rieken is the bass player/singer with Alison Scott, the Cate Fierro Band, Diamondhead, and performs regularly with many others.  A typical week means teaching lessons to an average of 20 students, playing Top 40 to original music, recording in-home or at commercial studios, and being a member of two church worship teams.  Balancing 20+ gigs and sessions a month with teaching would not be possible without the most amazing wife, Talitha, and the coolest kid ever, Max.  Justin has been an adjunct faculty member at NCU since 2008