Meet Our Faculty: Dr. Philip Ravita

Meet Dr. Philip Ravita

Adjunct Instructor, MusicCSM instructor Philip Ravita

Faculty member since 2017
Pronouns: he/him

Courses Taught

  • Music Appreciation

  • History of Jazz

  • Applied Bass Lessons


Dr. Ravita is known widely in the Mid-Atlantic area as an acoustic and electric bassist performing in jazz, classical, and other genres. He is in demand as a guest artist performing with orchestras, big bands, theater bands, and smaller ensembles. He also hosts the radio program “Jazz on the Record” on WMTB 89.9 FM.

Ravita can be heard on recordings of classical, jazz, and blues music. He received critical acclaim for his work with Grasso-Ravita Jazz Ensemble and the group’s highly praised 2021 album, “Jagged Spaces.” His new group, Ravita Jazz, will release its album “City Lights” in early 2023.

Educational Background 

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

  • Master of Music in Jazz Performance

  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education


Somewhere between the Socratic method and that of Paolo Freire.

Advancing students to four-year colleges after graduating from CSM.

I am on faculty at Mount St. Mary's University, Prince George’s Community College, and Harford Community College.  I am the president and acting executive director of the Baltimore Philharmonia Orchestra, and I lead my own music group, which works regionally.

To become aware of the history of music and its diverse components, multicultural influences, and styles.

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Last updated: 10-27-22

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