Philip G. Simon (Ph.D.), Drums, Pennsylvania, retired from Wilkes University’s division of performing arts in 2019 and has since been named an associate professor of music emeritus. He teaches an American popular music course at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Temple University and teaches, guest conducts, presents clinics and performs on tuba and bass throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. He also serves as an alumni ambassador for the Boston Youth Symphony. Simon transcribed and arranged Lily Boulanger’s “D’un Matin de printemps” (“Of a Spring Morning’) for woodwind trios and string quartets, which was performed by members of the New Jersey Chamber Orchestra. His book, A History of American Popular Music, was published in December 2023.