LONG-TERM SUCCESS SPANNING DECADES
Mack Reilly has a strong reputation of developing top notch talent. Students of hers have become lead roles at various regional theaters such as The Milwaukee Repertory Theater, First Stage, The Fireside, Schauer Arts and Activities Center, The Cedarburg Performing Arts Center, Kids From Wisconsin, Memories Dinner Theater and the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Several of her students have wound up graduating from specialty colleges for the arts. Some have produced original albums, won prestigious music awards and more.
ANGIE’S GLOBAL MUSIC COLLABORATIONS….
Listen to a recent podcast episode in which The World Music Foundation talks with Angie about her pioneering work to preserve music history.
Mack Reilly is internationally known as a music educator, researcher and historian. She has worked with many famous writers and playwrights, musicians, actors, producers and film directors from all over the world. She introduced embracing the music history concept for Grafton’s downtown Paramount Plaza and served as the Chairperson for the International Walk of Fame Committee. Her spearheaded and largely volunteer efforts have substantially increased tourism throughout Ozaukee County. She is the one who pitched the ideas of having an annual blues festival in Grafton, a Paramount Walking Tour and a PBS “History Detectives” segment on Paramount Records.. She is internationally recognized for helping discover the unmarked grave of legendary blues icon, Arthur “Blind” Blake. She was a contributor on both of Jack White’s Grammy award winning Paramount box sets.
“Mack has since worked tirelessly to preserve and commemorate the city’s musical legacy,” –Amanda Petrusich, American music journalist and author for the New York Times, The New Yorker, Pitchfork Media and Paste (taken from her book,