John O'Reilly is one of the most-performed composers of band music in the world today. A recipient of numerous ASCAP awards, he has studied composition with Robert Washburn, Arthur Frackenpohl, Charles Walton and Donald Hunsberger. Mr. O'Reilly graduated from the Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam. In addition, he is the recipient of a Master of Arts in Composition and Theory degree from Columbia University. His years of teaching experience at elementary through college levels has provided him with insights and sensitivities to the needs of both student and educators. As co-author of Accent on Achievement, the Yamaha Band Student and Strictly Strings, Mr. O'Reilly has made a major impact on contemporary instrumental music education.
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