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Jeff Phillips

Jeff Phillips

Jeff Phillips is in his 29th  year of teaching, currently at Hendersonville High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee, where he is the Director of Fine Arts in addition to conducting the Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Marching Band.  He has also taught at Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee and as adjunct trombone instructor at Western Kentucky University.  He is in his 11th  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 has earned degrees from Middle Tennessee State University, Western Kentucky University, and Austin Peay State University, and California Coast University with his dissertation on “Implementing Standards in the Band and Orchestra Rehearsal” (which has been published in part by the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors).

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, Mr. Jack Daniels Silver Cornet Band, and the Nashville Wind Ensemble.  Phillips has conducted clinics throughout Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina 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

He has served as President of the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, and the Tennessee Chapter of the International Association for Jazz Education.  Phillips served two years as the TMEA State Band Chair and served two years as the National Treasurer for the American School Band Directors Association.  He was elected to the position of President-elect for the ASBDA and served in the office of President of this organization for the 2008-2009 year. He is currently the President of the Tennessee Music Education Association.

Phillips also holds membership in a variety of music education associations including: the American Federation of Musicians (Local 257), and Phi Beta Mu, and the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors.  In 2012, he founded the Sumner County Community Concert Band which he conducts.      

Phillips is also a Jupiter Band Instrument Performing Artist and Educational Clinician and performs on Jupiter and XO trombones and euphoniums exclusively.

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