Phillip Martin

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Phillip Martin studied composition at the University of Michigan with Leslie Bassett and William Albright and at the University of Denver with Normand Lockwood. For most of his career, Martin has concentrated on chamber music, particularly music for cello and piano. More recently, he has begun focusing on opera. Hartford Opera Theater premiered his first opera, Tom Sawyer, in April 2010. According to OperaPulse, Martin’s music in Tom Sawyer used “elements of Baroque, Romantic, and minimalist music to build intense feelings and draw the listener into the drama of opera.” His second opera, Fall Back, was premiered by Hartford Opera Theater in November 2010; and his third, The Family Plan, in November 2011.

Martin currently lives in Scarsdale, New York. He is the Chief Technology Officer for Gargoyle Strategic Investments, a hedge fund based in Englewood, New Jersey.

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White Gloves and Party Manners

The Family Plan

Fall Back

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Fugue in E Minor
White Gloves and Party Manners
Classical / Song
Our Commute
Classical / Chamber music
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Religious / Worship



16 November 2014, Article
White Gloves and Party Manners
I just got back from hearing Clio Montrey perform my song cycle White Gloves and Party Manners (based on Marjabelle Young's children's etiquette book of that name). Katherine Yeager premiered this piece in Colorado earlier this year. I thoroughly ...
28 March 2014, Article
Our Commute
It's rare when the inspiration for a piece of music is so clear and focused that the music virtually writes itself. But I did have that experience working on a recent project. The project began with a Facebook post from a friend who teaches at ...