The program will include works by Luke Gullickson, Ethan Wickman, Ben Hjertmann, David Maslanka, William Price, John Griffin, David Rakowsi, Joel Puckett, Mark Olvieri.

Dr. Phillips began formal piano lessons at Indiana University at the age of ten. He holds a doctorate degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, a masters from Indiana University, and a bachelor degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Described by the New York Times as an able and persuasive advocate of new music, pianist Nicholas Phillips is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. He has authored and presented a paper titled, “The Influence of Technology in the Nineteenth Century on Piano Instruments, Technique, and Repertoire” at the 2007 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference, and is the author of “Mendelssohn Songs without Words Revisited, Culture, Gender, Literature, and the Role of Domestic Piano Music in Victorian England.”

In 2011, Dr. Phillips released two CDs, Portals and Passages TROY 1246, which features the works for solo piano by American composer Ethan Wickman, and Boris Papandopulo, Piano Music TROY 1274, which features music by the famous Croatian composer. His current work in progress is American Vernacular, a commissioning project featuring new pieces for solo piano written for him by nine American composers.


This event is free and open to the public.