Philip Lauto graduated from Adelphi University with the class of 2015. He Completed a Bachelor of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, with a concentration in Composition and a minor in English. Philip was also chosen for the James Gould Memorial Award for Excellence in Music Performance.
Throughout his four years at Adelphi Philip worked with and wrote for many famous chamber groups such as Trio Solisti, Jupiter String Quartet, WindSync, American Modern Ensemble, and Singur Pur. Each workshop gave Philip an opportunity to write a new piece and to gain feedback from professional musicians. For his Senior year, Philip wrote an orchestra piece under the tutelage of Christopher Lyndon-Gee for the Adelphi Sympony Orchestra entitled "Elemental Suite." Philip studied Composition under the tutelage of Christopher Lyndon-Gee, Paul Moravec, and Sidney Boquiren.
Philip actively played flute in student recitals, the concert band, the orchestra, the jazz band, the chamber ensemble, and the flute ensemble during his time at Adelphi. He studied flute with Linda Wetherill throughout all four years at Adelphi. Philip also plays the piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute and has performed with them in various ensembles. Philip has been playing the flute for fourteen years.