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Gary A. Filadelfo

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music


BA, 1977, Hofstra Univ


Professor Gary Filadelfo has been the Audio Recording instructor at Hofstra University since 1991. In addition he has been a Music Technology instructor at New York University since 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Hofstra University , and a Masters In Education from Hofstra University.

Professor Filadelfo began his professional career in the 1970's writing, singing and playing guitar for local NY bands, including the group "Koala," signed to Capitol Records.

In 1982 he built his first "demo" recording studio.Word spread regarding the audio quality of his work and demand for his services as a recording engineer / producer grew.

In 1987 he expanded his studio into a 24 track state-of-the-art recording facility. His first major recording was "Thinking of You" by Sa-fire, on Polygram Records. The record was a top 20 hit and won an ASCAP Award for being one of the most played songs of the year.

Subsequently, over the years Professor Filadelfo has worked for artists and labels such as Mark Anthony, Dream Theatre, The American Chamber Opera, Sa-Fire, Polygram, Capitol, A&M, Mercury, and Warner Bros.; producing audio recordings in studios from NY to LA as well as concert venues like The DeCapo Opera House.

In 1996 Professor Filadelfo digitally restored and remastered a series of recordings for theSimitar/Pickwick label; including the original cast recording of Porgy and Bess, as well as recordings by Mel Torme, Lena Horne, John Williams, and Bing Crosby. Later that year he mixed the title track for the Miramax film Wide Awake starring Robert Loggia, Dennis Leary and Rosie O'Donnell.

Professor Filadelfo currently works with independent artists in all phases of music production, and continues to be credited as a recording engineer, mixer, producer, writer, arranger, musician, vocalist, and/or re-mastering engineer on an extensive catalog of records.  His total discography catalog has sold over a million copies.

Professor Filadelfo is proficient on both analog and digital recording systems, working with everything from vintage Studer-Neve equipment to full blown state-of-the-art Protools, DP or Logic DAW systems.

Professor Filadelfo is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammys), and a member of ASCAP as both a composer and publisher.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
MUS 151 SPEC STUDIES-MUSIC 1 Undergraduate
MUS 174 ADV THRY&PRCT AUD RC Undergraduate
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