The College of Arts and Architecture

Timothy Deighton

tim deighton holding a viola

Congratulations to Timothy Deighton who has been named the 2016 recipient of the American Viola Society's "Maurice W. Riley Award." Started in 1993, the award recognizes distinguished contributions to the viola in teaching, scholarship, composition, philanthropy, and service to the organization. Deighton was nominated by his peers and students for this prestigious award given by the the primary professional organization for violists.

A well-known author and viola pedagogue, Maurice W. Riley is the author of "The History of the Viola" (in two volumes).