In demand as a clinician and consultant across the globe, John Phillips shares his unique brand of music education through workshops with State and Provincial Music Educators’ Associations, the National Association for Music Education, and as a presenter at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Throughout his career, he has participated in numerous initiatives with Music For All including the National Concert Festival, the annual Summer Symposium, and the Bands of America Grand Nationals.
Phillips is the Artistic Coordinator for the Southwest Florida Symphony in Fort Myers. Prior to moving to the U.S., he conducted ensembles and taught music education classes at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Toronto, and York University.
Since 2000 he has served as judge administrator for Drum Corps International and was inducted into the DCI Hall of Fame class of 2015. Mr. Phillips also serves in the capacity as Senior Advisor for Music Mentors International leading professional development programs to promote critical and creative thinking.