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Philip Faini

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Philip Faini


Philip J. Faini (b. 13 October 1931) is an American composer, arranger and percussionist.

Faini studied at the University of West Virginia, receiving his Bachelor of Music degree in 1959 and his Master of Music degree in 1965. His primary teachers were Roy Knapp, José Bethancourt, and F. Lorince.

Faini taught percussion at West Virginia University for 40 years, the last ten serving as dean of the College of Creative Arts, where he retired as dean emeritus in 2000. He has long been involved in the development of percussion ensemble literature, composing and arranging numerous works for the medium, ranging from popular, jazz, and ethnic music of East and West Africa, to the standard classical literature.

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