Paul Phillips

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Director of Orchestras and Chamber Music, Brown University

Music Director and Conductor, Brown University Orchestra

Music Director and Conductor, Pioneer Valley Symphony and Chorus

Composer of music for the concert hall, theatre, film, and television,

including Brownian Motion, Celestial Harmonies, War Music, War Music Suite,

Battle-Pieces, and works composed with two-time Grammy Award winner Bill Harley.

Photo credit: Irina Cuadra


Paul’s newest composition Wave was premiered by the Pioneer Valley Symphony

on May 17, 2014, at the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Here are links to the audio on SoundCloud and the WAVE program note.pdf.

Paul Phillips and Bill Harley were chosen in June 2013 as winners of the North Cambridge Family Opera

Commission Competition for their opera Weedpatch, which is loosely based on historical accounts of Oklahomans who immigrated to California’s Central Valley in the 1930s. NCFO will produce the show in 2015.

Mark N. Grant reviews A Clockwork Counterpoint in the latest issue of New Music Connoisseur.

To read his review, click on New Music Connoisseur review.pdf.

Paul’s song cycle Battle-Pieces, settings of six Civil War poems by Herman Melville,

was selected as a Finalist in the 2012 NATS Art Song Composition Award Competition.