Biography

Dr. Andrew Phillips (b. 1989)  is the Associate Professor of High Brass at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he teaches Horn and Trumpet.  He holds a Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, his Master’s in Horn Performance from the University of Iowa as the Teaching Assistant of the Horn studio, and the Doctorate of Musical of Arts from UNCG.  His primary teachers have been Dr. Abigail Pack, Mr. Jeffrey Agrell, Mr. Jack Masarie, and Mrs. Robin Gorham.  He has previously taught at Mitchell Community College in Statesville, North Carolina,  and was the Brass and Piano Instructor at Upbeat Music Company in Lewisville, North Carolina.

Dr. Phillips performs as Principal Horn of the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra and the Alluvion Stage Company.  He has also played with the Winston-Salem Symphony, Opera on the James, Roanoke Symphony, Roanoke Opera, Raleigh Symphony,  Quad City Symphony, Ottumwa Symphony, Oskaloosa Symphony,  Fayetteville Symphony, Carolina Philharmonic and is a sub for the Virginia Opera. He has appeared as a guest artist at a number of universities, including UNCG, James Madison University, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Central Missouri, the University of Georgia, Columbus State University, and the University of Central Arkansas.  Dr. Phillips'  collegiate students have progressed to rounds of the National Trumpet Competition, marched with top Drum Corps, and gone on to receive fully funded graduate degrees in trumpet/horn performance and composition at top universities. His high school students gain entrance to regional and state honor bands frequently each year.

 

Dr. Phillips has performed in recitals, presented lectures, and judged competition at the Southeast, Midwest, and Mid-South Horn Workshops. He has been a featured soloist with the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, Liberty University Band, Liberty University Symphony Orchestra, Liberty University Wind Symphony, East Chapel Hill High School Orchestra, and East Chapel Hill High School Band. He is a founding member of Cor Moto, a professional horn duo with Dr. James Naigus, and also the co-founder and host of "The Complete Musician" podcast.  Dr. Phillips is also a series writer of "Technique Tips" and "The Creative Hornist" for The Horn Call, the official journal of the International Horn Society.

 

Dr. Phillips is an active composer with works being commissioned across the country and internationally for horn and piano, two horns and piano, two horns and brass ensemble, low brass trio, horn quartet, horn octet, brass septet, concert band, and other mixed chamber ensembles.  In the summer of 2014, the Bay Brass premiered his work for two horns and brass ensemble entitled Radiance for Two Horns, with the Bay Brass accompanying hornists Radovan Vlatkovic, international soloist, and Robert Ward, principal horn of the San Francisco Symphony, as soloists. His horn octet "Exultant Fanfare for Horn Octet" most recently won the Composition Contest at the 2016 Northeast Horn Workshop hosted at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was performed by artists on the final concert.  In 2018 he also was granted a Meir Rimon Commissioning Award from the International Horn Society for his work Harrowing Sky for Trumpet, Horn, and Piano.

Dr. Phillips attended the Summer Brass Institute Music Festival in San Francisco, California in the summer of 2012 as a Fellowship recipient based on audition and returned in the summer of 2013 as the Assistant Director of the Music Festival.  He conducted and composed for the high school ensemble, culminating in brass septet world premieres in concert, coached brass chamber music, and played in concerts and masterclasses with members of the San Francisco Symphony.

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

2022

    MARCH

           11-13 Southeast Horn Workshop

                                  University of North Carolina-Greensboro - Greensboro, NC

           26 Coffeehouse at Liberty University with the Brass of Liberty University

           30-April 2 National Trumpet Conference

                                             University of Delaware - Newark, DE

    APRIL

           12 Liberty University Symphony Orchestra concert

                         7:30 PM

                         Liberty University School of Music - Lynchburg, VA

   

           17 Easter Sunday Service

                         11:00 AM

                         Sedge Garden United Methodist Church - Kernersville, NC

           30 Lynchburg Youth Symphony Orchestra Concert

                         3:00 PM

                         Heritage High School - Lynchburg, VA

    MAY

           1 Jefferson Choral Society Performance - "Elijah"

                      4:00 PM

                      Academy Center of the Arts - Lynchburg, VA

 

           13 Lynchburg Symphony Concert - "Charles Billingsley in Concert" 

                         7:30 PM

                         Academy Center of the Arts - Lynchburg, VA

           21 Lynchburg Symphony Concert - "That's Entertainment"

                         7:30 PM

                         Academy Center of the Arts - Lynchburg, VA

           27 Lynchburg Symphony Brass Quintet - "Older American Month's Celebration"

                         2:00 PM

                         Miller Park - Lynchburg, VA

     JUNE

           12-18 Liberty University Summer Music Camp

                                  Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA

     AUGUST

           30 Lynchburg Symphony Woodwind Quintet - "Music and Memories"

                         1:00 PM

                         Templeton Senior Center - Lynchburg, VA

     OCTOBER

           8 Lynchburg Symphony Woodwind Quintet - "Music and Memories"

                      7:30 PM

                      Academy Center of the Arts - Lynchburg, VA

     DECEMBER

           3 Lynchburg Symphony Woodwind Quintet - "Music and Memories"

                      7:30 PM

                      Academy Center of the Arts - Lynchburg, VA

2023

     MARCH

           11 Lynchburg Symphony Woodwind Quintet - "Music and Memories"

                         7:30 PM

                         Academy Center of the Arts - Lynchburg, VA

 

     MAY

           20 Lynchburg Symphony Woodwind Quintet - "Music and Memories"

                         7:30 PM

                         Academy Center of the Arts - Lynchburg, VA