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December, 18, 2024
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM




Bob Phillips

Bob Phillips

String Keynote Address

Clinic Synopsis:


Bob Phillips - Biographical Information

Bob Phillips (B. 1953), pedagogue, composer, teacher trainer, and conductor, is renowned as an innovator in string education. A recognized expert in the use of large group pedagogy and alternative styles, he has presented clinics throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. Phillips has authored 25 book series for use in the classroom including Alfred’s revolutionary method, Sound Innovations, and was the Director of Strings for Alfred for many years. With over 200 works published for orchestras and bands, Phillips is an award-winning ASCAP composer. During his 27 years of teaching strings in Saline, Michigan, Bob built a thriving string program and was elected "Teacher of the Year" nine times by national, state, and regional associations. He is a frequent all-state and honor orchestra conductor and serves as resident conductor for the Wintergrass festival in Seattle. He has served as president of the American String Teachers Association and, in 2013, Bob was inducted into the University of Michigan School of Music Hall of Fame.