Dr. Andrew Phillips is a sought-after teacher, performer, and composer in the southeastern United States. He holds a Bachelor’s of Music Education from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, his Master’s in Horn Performance from the University of Iowa, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Horn Performance from UNCG.
Dr. Phillips is the Principal Horn of the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with ensembles around the southeastern U.S. Dr. Phillips is also a founding member of the Cor Moto Horn Duo and has performed on horn and piano at universities across the country. He has been a featured soloist with orchestras and wind bands across the country, as well as presents and performs at many national music conferences. He also performs on trumpet and has played with the Lynchburg Symphony and Alluvion Stage Company. His trumpet and horn students have won positions in professional performing ensembles and achieved success in national competitions. His high school students have also made state and regional honor bands, and played as principal chairs in youth orchestras and ensembles.
Dr. Phillips has previously served on the faculty at Mitchell Community College in Statesville, NC and as a high brass and piano instructor at Upbeat Music Company in Lewisville, NC.
Dr. Phillips is an active composer with works being commissioned and performed across the country and internationally for various ensemble types. He won the Composition Contest with his horn octet “Exultant Fanfare” at the 2016 Northeast Horn Workshop hosted at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the Grammy-nominated Bay Brass ensemble premiered his work “Radiance for Two Horns,” for two horns and brass ensemble in the summer of 2014. His works are published by Veritas Music Publishing and many are self-published. Dr. Phillips’ educational articles have been published by Canadian music education journal Canadian Winds, and he is a co-writer of the Technique Tips and Creative Hornist column for the International Horn Society’s journal The Horn Call. He also helps put together the “Horn Tunes” column for the tri-annually released journal.
Dr. Phillips serves as the Associate Professor of High Brass and Coordinator of Brass Studies.