Percussion, Music Theory
Associate Professor of Music
407 West Q St
Russellville, AR 72801
Mr. Parker's website: www.philipparkercomposer.com
Philip Parker teaches percussion, music theory and 20th century music at ATU. As a composer, Mr. Parker has been widely commissioned and has published numerous compositions for a variety of media. Major performance venues include the Percussive Arts Society Convention, the International Clarinet Society, the International Trumpet Guild, the International Double Reed Society, the National Flute Association, Music Educators National Conference, and the College Band Directors National Association Convention. Awards for his music include two winning compositions in the National Flute Association's international New Music Competition, 2nd prize in the College Orchestra Directors Association international contest, and in 2008 Mr. Parker was chosen for a chamber music commission from the National Symphony Orchestra as part of its American Residency program. Additional awards include Honorable Mention for MTNA Distinguished Composer 2013, an Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship, Composer-in Residence with the Fort Smith Symphony, and one of 20 to Watch in '10 featuring Arkansans of note. He has twice received Arkansas Tech University's prestigious 'Excellence in Scholarship' award and was timpanist in the Ft. Smith Symphony from 1984 to 2012.