Conductor, composer, and author of "A Clockwork Counterpoint: The Music and Literature of Anthony Burgess" (Manchester University Press 2010). Guest conducting in 2010: RTE National Orchestra of Ireland/Naxos recording; Angers Conservatory Orchestra (France)/Burgess ballet "Mr W.S."; Commonwealth Opera "Messiah". Recent compositions: "War Music" Suite, for soprano, tenor, baritone and chamber orch: "Fifty-Five", comic art song for soprano; "Battle-Pieces", settings of war poems by Melville.
Paul Schuyler Phillips, Senior Lecturer in Music, is a conductor/composer/pianist, scholar, and author who has conducted more than sixty orchestras, choirs, opera and ballet companies worldwide, including the San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, and Iceland Symphony, with which he has recorded two compact disks. He received a BA cum laude in music in 1978 and an MA in composition in 1980, both from Columbia, and an MM in orchestral conducting in 1982 from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He began his professional career as a coach/conductor in Germany at the Frankfurt Opera and Stadttheater Lüneburg, returning to the US in 1984 upon his selection for the Exxon/Arts Endowment Conductors Program. Following posts with the Greensboro Symphony (1984-86) and Savannah Symphony (1986-89), he accepted an appointment at Brown in 1989 as Director of Orchestras and Chamber Music. He is also Music Director of the Pioneer Valley Symphony and Chorus.
PAUL PHILLIPS, BA cum laude (music), Columbia; MA (composition), Columbia; MM (conducting), Univ. of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
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