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Philip Thompson is a composer of alt classical music, performer, producer, and podcaster. He brings his extensive experience in music to his work as Department Coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music.

You can hear his chamber music on the Ravello album Separate Self wherever fine music is streamed or sold, and view his baroque-metal professional wrestling opera The Final Battle for Love on the Thompson Street Opera (no relation) YouTube page.

As a podcaster Phil hosts The Music at Pitt Podcast and co-hosts A Christian and an Atheist Walk into a Bar with Neil Newton.

Phil lives in Forest Hills, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Pittsburgh) with his wife, their adult children (whenever they decide to visit), and their toy poodle Tonks.