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Phillip Magnuson is a professor of music at the University of Dayton. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University, a Master of Music in composition from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and a Doctor of Music Arts in composition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and has also studied at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy. Dr. Magnuson is coordinator of theory and composition studies and teaches music theory, composition, viola, and coaches chamber ensembles. In 1985, he received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Magnuson has won composition awards from Duke University, the National Federation of Music Clubs, Broadcast Music, Inc., the Cornish Institute, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of ASCAP and is published through Shawnee Press, Inc. He has had numerous performances of his compositions throughout the United States, which range from solo vocal and chamber music to choral and orchestra and band works. In addition to his composing and academic duties, Dr. Magnuson is the principal violist in the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and is active in performing chamber music in the area.
- D.M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1977