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Jeff Phillips

Jeff PhillipsJeff Phillips is in his 7th year on the Applied Music Faculty at Belmont University in Nashville where he teaches the trombone studio and performs with the Belmont Faculty Brass Quintet. He also is in his 25th year of teaching, currently at Hendersonville High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee, where he teaches AP Music Theory in addition to conducting the Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Marching Band. He has earned degrees from Middle Tennessee State University, Western Kentucky University, Austin Peay State University and California Coast University.

As a performer, he remains active as a freelance trombonist in the Nashville area performing with groups ranging from the 1969 Rock and Roll Band to the Tennessee Philharmonic and the Nashville Wind Ensemble. In addition to various recitals and clinics, he has also been the featured performer with the Belmont Wind Ensemble and Belmont Jazz Ensemble.

Phillips has conducted clinics throughout Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi for students in middle school through college and is active as an adjudicator for music groups of all genres throughout the Southeast. He has also published a variety of articles in the Bandworld, School Band and Orchestra and Tennessee Musician magazines and was a co-author of the MENC’s Strategies for Teaching series and has published numerous music reviews for the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors’ Journal.

Phillips is also a Jupiter Band Instrument Performing Artist and Educational Clinician.

Contact Information: 615.460.6408 or jeff.phillips@adjuncts.belmont.edu