Department of Music : Faculty

Dr. Douglas O’Grady

Professor of Music
Audio & Music Production Coordinator, Music Technology, Music Theory


Dr. Douglas O’Grady is Professor of Music at Western Connecticut State University where he has taught since 2010. As the creator and Coordinator of the Bachelor of Music option in Audio and Music Production, he teaches courses in Audio Production, Music Theory, and Electronic Music.

Dr. O’Grady holds a DMA in Composition from the University of Alabama, a MM in Theory & Composition from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a BM in Theory & Composition from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and has completed additional coursework at Boston University in conducting, music theory and composition. He holds a Professional Certificate in Music Production from the Berklee College of Music.

As a composer, Dr. O’Grady has had performances of his acoustic and electronic music at concerts, festivals, and recitals across the country and across the Atlantic. As an audio engineer he regularly records and mixes for various types of releases. He engineered several tracks on a CD featuring three of his original compositions, opens in a new windowMoe’s Bit o’Blues, released on Centaur Records and served as the mixing and mastering engineer for  opens in a new windowMaybe Someday, an album by Andrew Beals and Chris Morrison also released on Centaur Records.

Dr. O’Grady is a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the Society for Music Theory (SMT), the Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL), the Production Music Association (PMA), and is an ASCAP composer and publisher. He lives in Brookfield, CT with his wife and two sons where he enjoys spending time with his family, writing music, mixing tracks, and brewing beer.

Contact: ogradyd@wcsu.educreate new email