Born: October 13, 1931
Country: Masontown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Studies: University of West Virginia (B.M.1959, M.M.1965)
Phil Faini has 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. His works are published by CPP/Belwin and Accura Music.
Works for Percussion
Afro-Amero - Percussion Octet
Bravura, 3rd Mvt. of Suite for Percussion - Percussion Quintet
Fugue, 2nd Mvt. of Suite for Percussion - Percussion Sextet
Highlife - Percussion Ensemble (12)
Prelude, 1st Mvt. of Suite for Percussion - Percussion Nonet
Suite for Percussion (Faini) - Percussion Sextet