Dr. Philip Thompson brings his extensive experience as a composer, performer, producer, and educator to his work as Administrator for the Department of Music. Prior to stepping into the Administrator position in 2021, Philip served the music department for 20 years as Concerts and Communications Coordinator and brings a wealth of knowledge and commitment to the mission of the Department. He is the founder and host of The Music at Pitt Podcast and although the podcast has been on hiatus, Philip plans to launch new episodes in Fall of 2022.
Philip’s composition has been supported by the Heinz Endowments, the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and the Virginia Center for the Arts among other organizations. You can hear his chamber music on the Ravello album Separate Self wherever fine music is streamed or sold, and view his baroque-metal professional wrestling opera The Final Battle for Love on Thompson Street Opera’s (no relation) YouTube page.