Phillip serves as Music Director of the Ukiah Symphony Orchestra, and Professor of Music at Mendocino College. He was the Assistant Conductor of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Henderson Symphony Orchestra from 2007–2011, as well the assistant conductor of orchestras, opera productions, and part-time conducting teacher at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. There he worked as the assistant conductor for Itzakh Perlman, as well as the rehearsal and cover conductor for concerts featuring Hilary Hanh, Sarah Chang, The Manhattan Transfer, and many other internationally renowned artists.
Phillip holds both a Master’s and Doctoral degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, where he received a Most Outstanding Graduate Student award. As an instrumentalist, he has performed at Notre Dame Cathedral, The Glenn Gould Studio of the CBC, Herbst Theater, Nourse Theater, and SF Jazz. He has participated in festivals including Atlantic Music Festival, Nextet New Music Festival, and worked as an assistant at The Conductors Retreat at Medomak. Phillip pursued his bachelor’s degree at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, and SUNY Stony Brook where he studied classical guitar and composition.