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Conducting

Paul Phillips

Appointed Director of Orchestral Studies and Associate Professor (Teaching) of Music at Stanford University in 2017, Paul Phillips is a conductor, composer, and author who has conducted more than 60 orchestras, opera companies, and ballet troupes worldwide, including the San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra and Choir, Orquesta Sinfónica de Salta (Argentina), Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Opera Providence, as well as numerous choruses.

Gregory Wait

Taught at Chapman College.

Tenor soloist with Los Angeles Master Chorale, Carmel Bach Festival.

Winner, Western Regional Metropolitan Opera Prize, 1976.

Music Director, Schola Cantorum, 1989 to present. Conductor, Congregational Oratorio Society, 1985 to present.

Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1997-1998.

Recorded for Orion and Crystal.

Stephen M. Sano

Director, Chamber Chorale and Symphonic Chorus. Nationally and internationally invited master class teacher in conducting and choral music, guest conductor and adjudicator in choral music; has conducted master classes and performances with festival, honor, and collegiate choirs, orchestras, and other instrumental ensembles from over 20 states as well as from England, Germany, Austria, Australia, Canada, and Japan.

Robert Huw Morgan

Fellow, Royal College of Organists. Studied with Carole Terry, Peter Eros, Melvin Butler, Nicolas Kynaston, Nigel Allcoat. Special interests: 19th- and 20th-century repertoire, especially French. Assistant Conductor, U. Washington Symphony Orchestra/Opera; Conductor, U. Washington Summer Chamber Orchestra. Recitals in U.S., Germany, Wales, Australia, Norway, Sweden, England.

William Mahrt

Special fields: theory and performance of Medieval and Renaissance music, Medieval studies. Articles on Gregorian chant, Troubadours, Medieval Performance, Machaut, Dufay, Lasso, Dante, and English cathedrals.

Workshops in Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony.

Joint editor, Leonard Ratner Festschrift.

Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1973; NEH-Newberry grant, 1976; Mellon Junior Faculty Grant, 1978; NEH Lecturer, 1986-87, 1989-90; Chairman, Western Culture Program, 1984-85.

Murray Low

Held previous teaching positions at University of California Berkeley and the Jazzschool in Berkeley. Guest lecturer at Stanford, San José State, Cal State Monterey Bay, University of Wisconsin/Madison, Cal State Sonoma, Jazzcamp West, and the Monterey Jazz Youth Program. Twenty-six years of perfomance, teaching, composing and arranging experience. Grammy nomination in Latin Jazz category with Macheté Ensemble 2003. Multiple appearances at major jazz festivals such Monterey, Concord, Stanford, San Francisco, San José, Big Sur, Mt.

Giancarlo Aquilanti

Studied composition with Paolo Ugoletti, Glenn Glasow, Wayne Peterson, and Jody Rockmaker.

Numerous compositions, including songs for voice and various combinations of instruments, several orchestral, choral and band pieces, string quartets, and the operas La povertà, Lot’s Women, and Oxford Companions.

Recipient of the Walter J. Gores award for excellence in teaching (2003-04), Stanford's highest award.

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