Michael E. O'Reilly

Adjunct Instructor (MPAP) 2017-2018; Adjunct Instructor

Michael O'Reilly

Michael is a Grammy Award winning engineer for his work recording and mixing Dianne Reeves’ A Little Moonlight (Best Jazz Vocal Album 2003).  Michael is also the mixer/engineer of 5 Grammy Award winning and 2 Grammy nominated albums, as well as 15 Platinum, 19 Gold and 8 Multi-Platinum records. Simply put, most of us have heard the familiar sounds he's captured. Take for instance the Prince song “I Feel For You,” recorded by Chaka Kahn, or the very first single, “You Give Good Love,” from Whitney Houston's debut album, Whitney Houston.

Michael began his career at New York's legendary Atlantic Records Recording Studios as an assistant engineer where he honed his craft. He gained experience working with a range of mega artists -- from The Rolling Stones, Average White Band, George Carlin, and James Taylor to Aretha Franklin and Charles Mingus.

As a recording engineer, Michael has worked in a wide variety of musical genres, which include: Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Blues, Broadway, Original Film Soundtracks and Film and Television Scores, making him feel at home recording either a 60-piece orchestra or a lone blues guitar. He has worked with a roster of artists as diverse as Whitney Houston, The Bee Gees, Bette Midler, David Bowie, Modern Jazz Quartet, Smashing Pumpkins, Los Lonely Boys, Jewel, Queen Latifah, Eric Clapton, Matisyahu, and The Radio City Rockettes, to name a few.

Recent Activities: Michael has entered the world of television where he’s already lent his Audio Engineering services as Music Submixer, Sound EFX engineer and Music Mix Engineering services to several broadcast television shows such as The Late Show with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He has also diversified his skill set by becoming a Post Production Engineer for CBS Television. Michael is also an adjunct instructor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts – The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and E’cole Supe’rieure De Re’alisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA-French Audiovisual School NYC).