ISB 2019 Convention Presenter — Phillip Serna

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Name: Phillip Serna
Website: http://www.phillipwserna.com
Presentation Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Sweeney Hall
Presentation Title: The Great Dooble Bass - Music for Violone & Viols
Type of Presentation: Recital
Musical Style: Historically Inspired Performance/Early Music
Bio: In addition to his double bass career as soloist, orchestral performer and chamber musician, Phillip W. Serna has emerged among the nation's leading advocates of the viol - the viola da gamba. Co-founding the Chicago-area historical-performance ensembles Black Tulip, New Comma Baroque, the Spirit of Gambo and ViolMedium, he’s appeared across the United States with groups ranging from Burning River Baroque, the Chicago Early Music Consort, Les Touches, the Newberry Consort, and many others. He can be heard on WFMT Chicago, Wisconsin Public Radio, Milwaukee Public Radio, and on releases from Clarion, Cedille, and Varèse Sarabande Records. Holding Masters and Doctoral degrees from Northwestern University, Phillip teaches at Valparaiso University, North Central College, the Music Institute of Chicago, the J.S. Bach Academy of Music and is assistant director of Illinois' first public-school period-instrument program at Adlai E. Stevenson High School. Phillip has served on the faculties of the Madison Early Music Festival, the Whitewater Early Music Festival, and is the music director of Viols in Our Schools earning him Early Music America's 2010 Laurette Goldberg Award for lifetime achievement in Early Music outreach.
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