Department of Music Chair
Audio & Music Production Coordinator, Music Technology, Music Theory
Dr. Douglas O’Grady is Associate Professor of Music at Western Connecticut State University where he has taught since 2010. As the creator and coordinator of the Bachelor of Music in Audio and Music Production degree, he teaches courses in Music Industry Studies, Recording, and Audio Production as well as courses in Music Theory and Musicianship.
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 and 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 performances at WCSU and has recorded and mixed CD releases by the University of Alabama and the Georgia College & State University music departments. He recently engineered several tracks on a CD featuring some of his original compositions, Moe’s Bit o’Blues, released on Centaur Records.
Dr. O’Grady is a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the College Music Society (CMS), the Society of Composers Inc. (SCI), 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.