Michael Omartian

Oct 09, 2012
Aug 23, 2011
Apr 11, 1995
Jul 30, 1991
Jan 01, 1976
Jan 01, 1975
Jan 01, 1974

Michael Omartian is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1970 Armageddon Experience The Armageddon Experience Producer, Songwriter
1971 Imperials Time to Get It Together Arrangements
1973 Barry McGuire Seeds Keyboards, String and Horn Arrangements
1974 Michael Omartian White Horse Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Keyboards, Tom-toms, Steel Drums, Vocals
1974 Barry McGuire Lighten Up Piano, Aarpvark
1974 John Fischer Still Life Fender Rhodes, Piano
1974 2nd Chapter of Acts With Footnotes String and Horn Arranger, Drums, Piano, Organ, Arp Synthesizer
1975 Jamie Owens-Collins Growing Pains String Arranger, Organ, Arp
1975 2nd Chapter of Acts In the Volume of the Book Arranger, Piano, Organ, Aarpvark, Percussion
1976 Mike and Kathie Deasy Wings Of An Eagle Arp Vaark, String Arrangements
1976 Various Artists Jubilation Too
1976 Annie Herring Through a Child's Eyes Arrangements, Piano, Keyboards, Aarpvark, Percussion
1976 Richie Furay I've Got A Reason Producer, Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Drum and Bass Programming
1976 Phil Keaggy Love Broke Thru String Arranger, Aarpvark
1977 The Boones The Boone Girls Arranger, Keyboards
1978 Michael and Stormie Omartian Seasons of the Soul Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Keyboards, Tuned Percussion, Vocals
1978 Barry McGuire Cosmic Cowboy Synthesizer
1978 Dan Peek All Things Are Possible Keyboards
1978 2nd Chapter of Acts Mansion Builder String Arrangements, Keyboards, Arpvaark, Percussion
1979 Matthew Ward Toward Eternity Horn Arranger, Songwriter, Synthesizer, Piano, Fender Rhodes, Percussion
1979 Imperials One More Song For You Producer, Songwriter, Arrangements, Keyboards, Percussion
1980 Imperials Priority Songwriter, Producer, Arrangements, Keyboards
1980 Evie Favorites Songwriter
1980 2nd Chapter of Acts The Roar of Love Instrumental Arranger, Keyboards, Synthesizers
1981 Annie Herring Search Deep Inside Arrangements, Piano, Synthesizer, Percussion
1981 Benny Hester Nobody Knows Me Like You Producer, Keyboards, Background Vocals
1981 2nd Chapter of Acts Encores String and Horn Arranger, Drums, Percussion, Piano, Organ, Arp Synthesizer
1982 JoySong The Secret of Love Songwriter
1982 Michael and Stormie Omartian Omartian Odyssey: The Musical Journey of Michael and Stormie Omartian Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Percussion, Lead and Background Vocals
1983 Peter Beveridge Grinding Wheel Songwriter
1983 2nd Chapter of Acts Together Live Songwriter, Piano, Vocals
1983 Benny Hester Legacy Songwriter
1983 Russ Taff Walls of Glass Songwriter, Piano, Rhodes, Synthesizer
1983 2nd Chapter of Acts Singer Sower Instrumental Arranger, Piano, Synthesizers and Synth Solo
1985 Steve Taylor Trans-Atlantic Remixes Producer, Engineer, Remixed
1985 Debby Boone Choose Life Producer, Songwriter, Arrangements, Keyboards, Percussion, Duet and Background Vocals
1985 2nd Chapter of Acts Night Light Arrangements, Piano, Synthesizers
1986 Altar Boys Gut Level Music Songwriter
1987 Debby Boone Friends For Life Producer, Songwriter, Piano, Synthesizer
1989 Debby Boone Be Thou My Vision Piano
1989 Phil Keaggy The Best of Keaggy Aarpvark, String Arranger
1990 Phil Keaggy What a Day / Love Broke Thru String Arranger, Aarpvark
1990 Imperials Love's Still Changing Hearts Songwriter
1990 Bryan Duncan Anonymous Confessions of a Lunatic Friend Keyboards
1991 Amy Grant Heart in Motion Producer, Songwriter, Keyboards, Drum Sequencing
1991 Michael Omartian The Race Producer, Songwriter, Arrangements, Drum Programming, Keyboards, Bass, Vocals
1992 First Call Human Song Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Keyboards, Keyboards and Drum Programming
1993 Annie Herring All That I Am Instrumental Arranger, Keyboards
1993 Carman The Standard Underscoring, Producer, Arranger, Keyboards
1993 Steve Camp Taking Heaven by Storm Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Piano, Keyboards, Drum Programming, Background Vocals
1993 Bryan Duncan Mercy Songwriter, Keyboard and Track Arranger
1994 Kathy Troccoli Kathy Troccoli Producer, Songwriter, Keyboards, Programming, Background Vocals
1994 First Call La Razón de Cantar Producer, Songwriter
1994 Bryan Duncan Slow Revival Songwriter, Co-Producer, Arrangements, Keyboards
1994 Gary Chapman The Light Inside Producer, Songwriter, Arrangements, Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Accordion, Drum Programming, Percussion, Background Vocals
1994 4Him The Ride Producer, Songwriter, String Arrangements, Keyboards
1994 Russ Taff We Will Stand Producer, Songwriter
1994 Amy Grant House of Love Producer, Keyboards, Drum Sequencing, Horn Arranger
1994 Steve Camp Mercy in the Wilderness Producer, Engineer, Arranger, Songwriter, Bass, Acoustic Piano, Keyboards, Programming, Background Vocals
1995 Phil Keaggy Time 2 Aarpvark
1995 Phil Keaggy Time 1 Aarpvark
1995 Michael Omartian Conversations Producer, Songwriter, Performer
1996 Gary Chapman Shelter Producer, Songwriter, Keyboards, Background Vocals
2000 Danny Gans Brand New Dream Producer, Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Drum and Bass Programming
2003 Bryan Duncan Twin Cities Live Songwriter
2003 Point of Grace 24 Producer, Songwriter
2009 Lara Landon Beloved Producer
2011 Michael Omartian Inspirational Moods Producer, Arrangements, Piano, Keyboards
2012 Matt Brouwer Till the Sunrise Producer
2016 Dogs of Peace Heel Piano

Michael Omartian

Nov 26, 1945

Michael Omartian is an Armenian-American singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and music producer. Albums he participated on as a producer, arranger, artist or musician have sold over 350,000,000 copies worldwide, during a career that has spanned over 38 years. He is the first producer in recording history to have #1 records in three consecutive decades – the seventies, eighties and nineties. Michael is a multiple Grammy Award winner, including Grammy for Keyboardist of the Year. He spent five years on the A & R staff of ABC/Dunhill Records, as a producer, artist and arranger. He was subsequently hired by Warner Bros. Records as a producer and A & R staff member.

Michael moved from Los Angeles to Nashville in 1993, where he served on the Board of Governors of the Recording Academy; he also helped shape the curriculum for the first master’s degree program in the field of music business at Belmont University.

Michael has produced albums for numerous pop artists including Rod Stewart, Cliff Richard, Christopher Cross, Michael Bolton, Whitney Houston, The Jacksons, Trisha Yearwood, Clint Black, Donna Summer, Joe "Bean" Esposito, Peter Cetera, Benny Hester, Steve Camp, The Imperials, Amy Grant, and Steely Dan. In 1985, Quincy Jones and Michael co-produced the # 1 hit "We Are the World." sung by a supergroup of popular musicians billed as USA for Africa.

Career history
In the late '60s, Omartian helped launch Campus Crusade for Christ's new music outreach group, The New Folk. In that capacity he arranged much of the music and assisted in training the singers. He was also a founding member of the 1970s disco-funk band Rhythm Heritage, and he played as a session musician for artists including Koinonia, Steely Dan, The Four Tops, Seals and Crofts and Loggins & Messina.

Omartian has recorded a number of highly polished Contemporary Christian Music albums under his own name, including White Horse, Adam Again, Conversations (an instrumental album), and others. Virtually all of his solo albums are now out of print. Additionally, Omartian produced several Christian albums, most notably The Imperials’ Priority and One More Song For You - which were produced in Omartian's basement studio on very tight budgets.

In 2003, Omartian scored an audio book rendition of the Biblical gospels called Gospels Come To Life. The project was read by fellow CCM writer/musician Michael W. Smith, based on musical ideas by Smith. The Spanish version of this audio Bible was narrated by CCM artist, Jaci Velasquez.

Toward the end of 2006 he contributed to an album with Annie Herring (former member of The 2nd Chapter of Acts) called One on One, he plays piano as the solo instrument throughout with Herring providing vocals. One on One was his second collaboration with Herring; the first being the 1983 album Together Live, a collaborative, in-concert effort with Herring's family trio, The 2nd Chapter of Acts, and Omartian's wife, Stormie. The live double-LP album was recorded in 1982 at The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California. The album was also released on in video format.

Michael Omartian. (2011, September 17). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:38, September 23, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Michael_Omartian&oldid=451005786

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