Recently awarded the Music Teachers National Association Distinguished Composer of the Year, Philip Schuessler explores the subtle, delicate intricacies timbres and dynamics through extended acoustic and electro-acoustic resources. His work is championed by such leading contemporary music specialists as soprano Tony Arnold, pianist Mabel Kwan, violinist Graeme Jennings, Hypercube, Yarn/Wire, Loadbang Ensemble, Iktus Percussion, Dither Guitar Quartet, and Mantra Percussion.
His music is published by Pendula Music, Potenza Music, and SCI Journal of Scores. Recordings of his compositions may be found on the Centaur and Capstone labels. He is currently instructor of music theory and composition at Southeastern Louisiana University.