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composer bio

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Mark Phillips (Ohio University Distinguished Professor Emeritus) won the 1988 Barlow International Competition for Orchestral Music, leading to collaborations with conductor Leonard Slatkin. His Violin Power appears on the SEAMUS 2015 conference CD. The World Saxophone Congress commissioned and premiered his What If for 101 saxophones. His music has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Wigmore Hall, the Festival Internacional de Música de Bogotá, the Blossom Music Festival, and numerous other festivals and conferences around the world. Commissioned for a Memphis premiere, his Dreams Interrupted has received performances across the country. He has received orchestra performances by groups such as the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the NHK Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra — and has been recorded by Richard Stoltzman and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lark Quartet, and several solo artists. More information is available at www.coolvillemusic.com.

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This artist was awarded the 

Ohio Arts Council's Individual Excellence for 2018.


Coolville Music Catalog of Works

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Large Ensemble Works

    • Breaking News -- for wind symphony

    • Color-Code This -- for wind ensemble

    • Dreams Interrupted  -- for chamber orchestra (with optional) soundtrack

    • To Joy Returning -- fantasy for violin and orchestra

    • Turning Two Hundred  -- for orchestra, jazz band, soloists, electroacoustic music, video & dance

    • What If -- for large saxophone ensemble & alto sax solo; with percussion & electroacoustic music

Chamber Works

  mixed ensemble

    • Bushwhacked!  -- nonet (fl, ob, sax, tbn, tba, perc, pno, vln, vc)

    • Dreams Interrupted  -- for large chamber ensemble with (optional) soundtrack

    • ménage à trois -- for 2 saxophones and piano

    • My Aunt Gives Me a Clarinet Lesson -- for clarinet, percussion, and narrator/dancer

    • Porch Music  -- for violin, cello, and percussion

  for brass

    • 2002: at summer's end  -- for brass quintet

    • After the Flood  -- for clarinet, tuba, and music video

    • Legacy: In Memoriam Reginald Fink -- for trombone quartet and trombone soloist

    • Rev It Up! -- for trumpet ensemble

  for woodwinds

    • After the Flood  -- for clarinet, tuba, and music video

    • Elegy and Honk  -- for English horn and electroacoustic music 

    • Favorable Odds -- for clarinet and electroacoustic music

    • ménage à trois -- for 2 saxophones and piano

    • My Aunt Gives Me a Clarinet Lesson -- for clarinet, percussion, and narrator/dancer

    • Waiting for Lucille -- for saxophone and electroacoustic music

    • What If -- for large saxophone ensemble & alto sax solo; with percussion & electroacoustic music

  for percussion

    • Action/Reaction -- for two percussionists (plus 1 optional laptop player)

  for strings 

    • Appalasia -- for erhu and and electroacoustic music

    • String Quartet No. 2

    • Violin Power -- for violin and Max

    • Viola Power -- for viola and Max

Electroacoustic Works 

  with instruments 

    • After the Flood  -- for clarinet, tuba, and music video

    • Action/Reaction -- for two multitasking percussionists and laptop

    • Appalasia -- for erhu and and electroacoustic music

    • Favorable Odds -- for clarinet and electroacoustic music

    • Deep Blue -- for baritone saxophone (or other low instrument) and Kyma

    • Elegy and Honk  -- for English horn and electroacoustic music

    • Violin Power -- for violin and Max

    • Viola Power -- for viola and Max

    • Waiting for Lucille -- for saxophone and electroacoustic music

  fixed media 

    • Applied Learning

    • Fake News 

    • Follow Your Muse

    • The Rite Stuff

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