Links of Interest:
- Jay Batzner
- Kari Besharse (my spouse and partner in crime!)
- John Bower
- D. Edward Davis
- Ray Evanoff
- Dorothy Hindman
- Keith Kothman
- Charles Norman Mason
- Greg Robin
- Jeremy Sagala
- Dan Weymouth
- Jubal Fulk, violin
- Craig Hultgren, cello
- Michael McCurdy, percussion
- Richard Schwartz, saxophone
- Dither Guitar Quartet
- Mantra Percussion
- Versipel New Music – a New Orleans-based contemporary music concert presenting organization
- FOCI Arts – another New Orleans-based contemporary arts organization
- nief-norf Summer Music Festival
- Society of Composers, Inc.
- Society for Electro-acoustic Music in the United States
- soundSCAPE Summer Music Festival
- Potenza Music – Publishers of fine contemporary music
- Southeastern Louisiana Department of Music
- Birmingham-Southern College Department of Music
- University of Miami Department of Music
- SUNY – Stony Brook Department of Music
Other Sites of Interest
Philip Schuessler is currently a full-time instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. This coming fall semester, he teaches the following courses:
Music Theory I – Beginning study of the basic elements of music: Rhythmic, melodic, harmonic materials, chord inversions, and non-harmonic tones, with critical listening, sight-singing, and dictation using materials studied.
Form and Analysis I – Study of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century forms. Analysis of style from Beethoven through the late Romantic era (Wagner, Brahms, Bruckner). Composition in the styles analyzed.
Counterpoint I – Survey of contrapuntal procedures from fifteenth to twentieth century with emphasis upon sixteenth century modal counterpoint.
Styles and Analysis I – Study of significant and representative works. We will focus on the Schenkerian approach to tonal analysis and will employ various other methods when supportive or complimentary.
Graduate Theory Review – Survey of advanced theory topics, counterpoint, and form.
Composition – independent and group study in music composition
He also advises theory students on thesis topics and offers individual lessons and mentoring in composition
Additional Courses include:
Music Theory II – part 2 of the four-semester theory sequence, focuses on primary and applied dominants, modulations, and score analysis
Form and Analysis II – form, techniques, and methods of twentieth century music
Counterpoint II – a study of 18th century contrapuntal techniques
Styles and Analysis II – graduate seminar in twentieth century music
Introduction to Music – introduction to music elements and history for non-music majors
Independent Study in Computer Music – introduction to computer music concepts and applications with an emphasis on Max/MSP software