Dan Phillips, Associate Professor of Horn and Theory, joined The University of Memphis faculty
in the fall of 1999. In addition to teaching duties, he plays in the Memphis Brass Quintet, the Memphis Woodwind Quintet and the Birth of the Cool Ensemble, all faculty ensembles in residence at the University. He holds degrees in horn performance
from Michigan State University and the University of Notre Dame and has done additional
graduate study at Indiana University.
His background as a hornist includes extensive experience in solo, chamber ensemble,
symphonic, studio and operatic idioms throughout the US and in Europe, Brazil and
Japan. Mr. Phillips has a broad background as a conductor, arranger, and teacher.
He served three terms as Visiting Professor at Southern Illinois University's campus
in Nakajo, Japan; and in the spring of 1992, he was an Artist-in-Residence at the
Latvian Music Academy in Riga. He is webmaster for The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
and for the International Horn Society.