Senior Lecturer in Music
Paul Phillips is a distinguished conductor, composer, arranger, pianist, and author who joined the Brown faculty in 1989 as Director of Orchestras and Chamber Music. As Music Director of the Brown University Orchestra, he has led the orchestra on a concert tour of China, performed at Carnegie Hall with Dave Brubeck and Avery Fisher Hall with Itzhak Perlman, and received seven ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. As Senior Lecturer in Music, he has taught score reading and conducting, theory, composition, musicology, and an interdisciplinary course examining music's connections with science, mathematics, history, and literature. He has also served extensively as an advisor, including three years as a Faculty Advising Fellow. He has conducted over 75 orchestras, choirs, opera companies, and ballet troupes worldwide, including the San Francisco Symphony, Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, and RTE National Symphony of Ireland, and has served as Music Director of the Pioneer Valley Symphony in Massachusetts since 1994. His compositions include a wide range of concert works plus music for theatre, film, and television. His arrangements include songs by Grammy-winner Bill Harley and a reduced orchestration of Stravinsky's opera Mavra published by Boosey and Hawkes. Considered the leading authority on the music of the British composer-novelist Anthony Burgess, Phillips is the author of the Burgess entry in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, an essay in the Norton Critical Edition of A Clockwork Orange on musical aspects of that novel, and the book A Clockwork Counterpoint: The Music and Literature of Anthony Burgess.