Mr. Philip Parker
Professor of Music
407 West Q St
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479) 968-0475
BM - Wichita State University
MM - Indiana University-Bloomington
Recently Taught Courses
MUS 1141 - APPL MUS/PERCUSSION
MUS 1142 - APPL MUS/PERCUSSION
MUS 1541 - PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES
MUS 3771 - COMPOSITION
MUS 3772 - COMPOSITION
MUS 4001 - SENIOR RECITAL
MUS 4461 - PERCUSSION INSTR
MUS 4993 - SP: HONORS MUSIC THEORY IV
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, Kennedy Center 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 recipient of 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 two-time recipient of Arkansas Tech University’s Excellence in Scholarship Award.
As a percussionist, Mr. Parker was timpanist with the Ft. Smith Symphony for 27 years. He also was a member of the Wichita Symphony for 3 years and has performed with the Arkansas Symphony, Pine Bluff Symphony, the River Valley Jazz Reunion and as soloist with the Arkansas Tech Band (Basta Marimba Concerto). He has given numerous performances as a percussion clinician as well as mini-residencies as a composer. His wife, Kim, is a music teacher in the public schools and they have 3 children and 3 grandchildren