Episode 01 - Education
In this first episode, we’re going to start at the beginning and focus on Philip’s musical education. We talk about being a boy soprano performing at age 4, about requesting and receiving - at age 6 - a vocal score of Handel’s Messiah for Christmas. We talk about his piano teachers and organ teachers - and the influence they’ve had on an extensive career. We also talk about how a musician becomes a musician. And about the state of music education here in America as well as around the world. It’s a fitting start to Renaissance Man.

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Episode 01 Photo Gallery

Philip, age 7 or 8.

Philip, age 10 or 11.

Philip (third from left), circa 1950s, Minneapolis.

Tim Brunelle (age 2) with Philip, 1969, Minneapolis.