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    Marcia Foster Dunscomb

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    Dr. Richard Olivas

    David Vigilante

Phil Coady


Philip Coady is co-founder and President of Microgroove, the premier software and website company specializing in software and website design for the music industry. He holds a B.M. in Jazz Composition from the University of Miami and a M.M. in Composition from the University of Illinois where he studied computer music. After college, he served in the United States Air Force as a staff arranger, composing and arranging for a wide variety of music for seven U.S. Air Force performing ensembles. His works were featured in hundreds of public performances and on three CDs. He also toured for two years as a performing musician (guitar) in the Commander’s Jazz Ensemble, performing in over 100 public concerts.

Later, Coady worked at Microsoft in the multimedia audio department and soon became the lead programmer, ultimately becoming the lead producer for Microsoft’s MS4Music group. At that time, he managed a team of designers and programmers in the creation of eight CD-ROM products in partnership with the major record labels. Leaving Microsoft in 1996, he co-founded Microgroove LLC at the time when the World Wide Web began to reach large audiences. Since that time, Microgroove has brought extensive information and application design experience to the evolving medium.

In addition to turnkey solutions, Microgroove often consults with internal development teams at major entertainment and technology companies. Microgroove has created applications for Microsoft Corporation, The Smithsonian, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Discovery Channel, Fox Sports, TV Guide, Real Networks, Corbis Corporation, Universal Music Group, the Microsoft Network (MSN), and the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz.

Phil Coady is an avid jazz record collector and past President of the Board of Earshot Jazz, an arts organization formed in 1984 in service to the growing community of jazz artists and audiences in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

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