Phillip O. Paglialonga, clarinet  

Clarinetist Phillip O. Paglialonga has quickly emerged as one of the leading performers and pedagogues of his generation. His new book, Squeak Big: Practical Fundamentals for the Successful Clarinetist was released in August 2015 by Imagine Music Publishing and has garnered significant praise from leading clarinetist including prominent members of the orchestras in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia and San Francisco, as well as stellar reviews in several major publications.

As a performer he has appeared on four continents and regularly appears throughout North America and abroad.  His performances have been heard on National Public Radio, the CBC in Canada, as well as several other regional radio and television stations.  He has visited dozens of universities to present recitals and classes, and is regularly invited to perform at venues around the world.  Recent highlights include performances at Bellas Artes Guatapé, ClarinetFest, College Music Society, ClariBogotá, Cranbrook Concert Series, International Double Reed Society, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music, Tutti New Music Festival as well as concerts in China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Spain, Thailand, and Trinidad.

As an orchestral musician he has been a member of the Haddonfield Symphony, Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Walt Disney World Orchestra.  He has also appeared with numerous other orchestras including the: Charleston Symphony (SC), Chicago Civic Orchestra, Concertante di Chicago, Florida Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Kalamazoo Symphony, New World Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic, Sarasota Orchestra, and Windsor Symphony (Ontario). He has also participated in numerous summer festivals including the National Repertory Orchestra, the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, and Lake George Opera in Saratoga, New York. 

Dr. Paglialonga is on the faculty of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.  Dr. Paglialonga is a Gonzalez artist and performs exclusively on Gonzalez GD reeds.



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