Philip Schuessler has had works performed by such artists as violinist Graeme Jennings, Time Table percussion ensemble, violinist Eric km Clark, soprano Tony Arnold, and cellist Craig Hultgren. His music has been played at notable venues such as June in Buffalo Festival, Festival Miami, the Czech-American Summer Music Workshop at Florida State University, the CCMIX Summer Intensive Course in Electronic Music in Paris, International Computer Music Conference in Miami, MusicX in Cincinnati, the Oregon Bach Festival, Spark Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, Electro-Acoustic Juke Joint, New Music Forum in San Francisco, and multiple SEAMUS Conferences.
He received degrees from Birmingham-Southern College and the University of Miami, and he received his PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His teachers have included Charles Mason, Dorothy Hindman, Dennis Kam, Keith Kothman, Daria Semegen, Sheila Silver, Perry Goldstein, and Dan Weymouth. Recent awards include winning the 2012 Duo Fujin Composition Competition being a finalist in Random Access Music’s 2009 call for scores. Recent commissions include an octet for the Dither Guitar Quartet and Mantra Percussion. He is also the recent recipient of a Composers Assistance Program grant from New Music USA. He is currently instructor of music theory and composition at Southeastern Louisiana University.