Phillip O. Paglialonga currently serves on the faculty of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He did his undergraduate study at DePaul University as a student of Larry Combs and earned a masters and a doctorate from the University of Michigan as a student of Fred Ormand and Daniel Gilbert. He has held positions with the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and Haddonfield Symphony. He has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Sarasota Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Orlando Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Kalamazoo Symphony, Windsor Symphony in Ontario, and has been a smember of the Walt Disney World Orchestra. He has also performed at several summer festivals including the National Repertory Orchestra, the Music Academy of the West, and Lake George Opera. He is a founding member of the PEN Trio (www.PENtrio.com) which regularly tours throughout the United States and is represented by Price Rubin & Partners. In the summer months Dr. Paglialonga is on the faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan where he performs with the Festival Orchestra. Dr. Paglialonga has authored several articles for the Clarinet, Keynotes Magazine, School Band & Orchestra and the Journal of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors which are available on his website (www.thefirstgissilent.com). Dr. Paglialonga performs on Gonzalez GD reeds exclusively.