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Former Music Prof. Larry Philpott Passes Away

October 3, 2011

102910October 3, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Larry L. Philpott, a distinguished musician and former member of the DePauw University School of Music faculty, died in Indianapolis on October 1.  He was 74 years old. Philpott served DePauw as a part-time instructor in brass, joining the faculty in 1966 and returning as a part-time instructor in French horn in 1971.

Born in Alma, Arkansas on April 5, 1937, Philpott played principal French horn in the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra from 1964-89 and was a member of North Carolina Symphony, Savannah Symphony, L'Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, the Flagstaff Summer Festival, and Marrowstone Music Festival.

2701A graduate of Georgia Southern College (B.S) and Butler University (M.Mus.), Philpott served in the U.S. Navy from 156-60. He also taught at Butler and Western Washington Universities and was the music director at Cedarcrest School in Marysville, Washington, from 1995-2007.

He was a member of the Music Educators National Conference, American Federation of Musicians, International Horn Society, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

An online obituary is available here.

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