etc. Music School
Composer Mike O'Mara has been working professionally as a music educator and performer since 2000. He currently maintains a private piano, composition and vocal coaching studio of over 35 weekly students of all ages and experience.
Mike's professional music education experience includes several years overseeing the music education of a musical theatre program for students grades K-12, directing both childrens and adult choirs (both church and neighborhood), instructing courses in music theory to students grades K-12, and designing cross-curricular activities that showcase music in general classrooms throughout Chicagoland. He has been seen as a conductor and music director in musicals at the Theatre Building (Chicago) and North Central College (Naperville) and has served as an accompanist and coach with the Chicago Childrens Choir, Merit School of Music, Northwestern University and DePaul University.
As a composer, Mike's choral, orchestral and musical theatre works have been performed by numerous ensembles, from grade schools to universities. Mike is the winner of the 2012 Silver Platter award for Compositional Excellence from the American Choral Directors Association for his collection 'Modern Madrigals', a series of choral pieces for teens.