Former Music Prof. Larry Philpott Passes Away
October 3, 2011
October 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.
A 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.Back