Dr. Michael Dilthey

Professor, Music, Fine and Performing Arts

Michael Dilthey
(413) 662-5398
Church Street Center Rm 205


D.Mus., Northwestern University

M.M., Northwestern University

M.M., University of Missouri,
Conservatory of Music

B.M., Southern Illinois University

Courses Taught

MUSI 259 Music Theory II
MUSI 359 Music Theory III
MUSI 459 Music Theory IV
MUSI 415 Counterpoint
MUSI 410 Orchestration and Arranging
MUSI 351 Opera History
MUSI 351 Lords of the Ring Cycle (Wagner and Nietzsche)
MUSI 450 Conducting
MUSI 251 Introduction to Music

About me

Michael Dilthey received his Doctorate in Composition at Northwestern University. He holds Master of Music degrees in composition and conducting. He held three post-doctoral fellowships at New York University, Yale University and Oxford University in England. He has composed three operas, three musicals, orchestral and choral music as well as theatrical incidental music.

Recently he founded the Greylock Opera Collective and is the Artistic Director. In 2019 his opera The Weeping Woman premiered at MASS MoCA. GOC will produce his musical, My Way of Life in New York City in 2020/21. His areas of teaching are music theory, history and composition. Michael lives in North Adams with his wife, Ellen.

Office hours
spring 2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10-11 a.m.
Thursday 10:30-11:30 a.m.
or by appointment