Michael Phillips, Ph.D.

Marching Band Director

  • Office: Record Memorial Building, 300
  • Telephone: (606) 218-5740
  • E-mail: MichaelPhillips@upike.edu

Wind Band
Marching Band
Jazz Band
Jam Band
Foundations Instrumental Music
Music Appreciation: Intro To Band
Music History: Band Literature
Private Instrumnet Lessons
Instrumental Chamber Ensmebles

PhD – University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) Music Education and Wind Band Conducting

MS – University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana, Ill) Music Education, Instrumental Conducting, Computer Assisted Instruction in Music

BM – Music Education and Business of Music
(Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam)

Additional work at: Syracuse University (NY) and Binghamton University (NY)

  1. KMEA District 9 University Chair & HS Honor Jazz Chair
  2. 2019 Pike County All County Guest Conductor
  3. 2019 College Music Society/National Association of Music Merchants Fellow
  4. 2019 KMEA District 9 University Teacher of the Year
  5. ‘Engaging Secondary Music Students in Research’ 2019 Spring Bluegrass Music News — Kentucky Music Education Association (KMEA) professional publication

Role and Value of Transcriptions in the Wind Band Repertoire
Business of Music
Instrumental Conducting
A futurist look at Music, Culture, and Education
Jazz – Big Band
Zydeco
Music of Ethnicity: Polish, Latin
Arranging for Winds
Marching Arts

Univeristy Wind Band
Univeristy Marching Band
UPike Rocks/ BB Jam Band
Univeristy Jazz