Bachelor, Bennington College, Vermont, 1953; Master of Arts, Columbia University, New York City, 1955; postgrad, Staatliche Hochschule Fur Museum, Hamburg, 1955-1957.
Assistant president, Columbia Records, New York City, 1957-1962;
associate producer, Columbia Records, New York City, 1962-1963;
lecturer, Fairfield County, 1978;
instructor, innovator Music for Dancers, Regional Center for the Arts, Connecticut
instructor, U. Bridgeport, Connecticut, since 1990. Composer-in-residence various programs and seminars, New York City. Performer-opera New England Opera, Fairfield County, 1980-1984.
Performer, author on video Reading & O'Reilly, since 1988. Performer many solo piano programs, including 14 at Lincoln Center, New York City, chamber music programs, orchestra performances.
Member American Composers Alliance, Connecticut Composers, Inc. (board directors), American Matthay Association (board directors).
Married Louis Lauer; children: Amy, Katharine, Erik.