Mary Wennerstrom Phillips and Leonard M. Phillips Endowment Fund
Mary Wennerstrom Phillips was born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. She received three degrees from Indiana University: a Bachelor of Music in piano in 1961; a Master of Music in music theory in 1963; and a Ph.D. in music theory in 1967. In 1964 she joined the faculty of Indiana University School of Music, where she continues as professor and chair of the music theory department. Her publications include articles, music editions, and theory texts; particularly anthologies. She is currently editor of the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy and the chair of the Committee of Examiners for the GRE Revised Music Exam.
Leonard M. Phillips was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas and graduated from Hendrix College in 1957. In 1959 he received a Master of Music Education degree from Indiana University. After two years in the United States Army, he served as a faculty member at the University of Central Arkansas for 14 years. In 1979 he received a Ph.D. in Musicology from Indiana University and was employed by the IU Foundation. Later he became director of development and then director of special programs for the School of Music. He retired from the School of Music in 1997.
The Mary Wennerstrom Phillips and Leonard M. Phillips Endowment Fund was established in 1996 to help maintain and enhance the IU Jacobs School of Music Library. The fund is used for books, scores, journals, sound and visual materials, and restoration and conservation of library materials.