Galo Gary

Gary Galo recently retired after 34 years as Audio Engineer at The Crane School of Music, SUNY at Potsdam, NY. Not ready to quit entirely, he now works half-time in that capacity. In addition to being an emeritus faculty, he is also an alumnus, having received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from SUNY Potsdam in 1973, and a Master of Arts in Music History and Literature in 1974. Before returning to SUNY Potsdam as a member of the faculty in 1976 he worked as an electronics technician for Seatronics, Inc., a marine electronics firm in Greenport, NY, and was an instrumental music teacher in the Rockville Center, NY public schools. Gary is the author of over two hundred sixty articles and reviews on both technical and musical subjects. He is a Regular Contributor to audioXpress magazine, periodically reviews books for Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association, has written for the Newsletter of the Wilhelm Furtwängler Society of America, Toccata: Journal of the Leopold Stokowski Society, and is the author of the “Loudspeaker” entry in The Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound in the United States, 1st Edition.
An active member of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), Gary has been a reviewer for the ARSC Journal since 1989, Sound Recording Review Editor of the ARSC Journal since 1995, and was Co-Chair of the ARSC Technical Committee from 1996-2004. His ARSC conference papers have included Furtwängler and Toscanini: Myth and Reality, The Columbia Lp Equalization Curve, Phase Equalization and its Importance in the Reproduction of Disc Records, Nadia Boulanger: The Polish Relief Benefit Concert – 4 April 1941, and Leopold Stokowski’s Rarest Recording: Saygun’s Yunus Emre – United Nations 1958. Other publications in the ARSC Journal include The Metropolitan Opera Historic Broadcast Recordings Discography. Gary lives in Potsdam, NY with his wife Ellen.