Clarinetist Phillip O. Paglialonga has quickly emerged as one of the leading performers and pedagogues of his generation. His book, Squeak Big: Practical Fundamentals for the Successful Clarinetist has garnered significant praise from leading clarinetist including prominent members of the orchestras in Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle, as well as stellar reviews in several major publications.
As a performer, he has appeared on four continents and regularly appears throughout North America and abroad. His performances have been heard on National Public Radio, the CBC in Canada, TGW in Guatemala, CBMF in Cuba, as well as several other regional radio and television stations. He has visited dozens of universities to present recitals and classes, and is regularly invited to perform at venues around the world. Recent highlights include performances at Bellas Artes Guatapé, ClarinetFest, ClariBogotá, ClariMania, Cranbrook Concert Series, Festival Internacional de Música Alfredo de Saint Malo, Fiesta de los Clarinetes, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music, Tutti New Music Festival as well as concerts in China, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Israel, Spain, Thailand, and Trinidad.
For the last decade he has been a member of the PEN Trio, performing extensively both throughout the United States and in over a dozen countries. In September 2019 Summit Records released Found Objects: New Music for Reed Trio. The album includes new works, written expressly for the PEN Trio, by composers William Bradbury, Jenni Brandon, M. Shawn Hundley and Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn.
In the fall of 2018, he joined the faculty at the University of North Texas. Dr. Paglialonga is an artist for both Gonzalez Reeds and Buffet Crampon.