Originally from Wisconsin, Philip is a violinist currently pursuing his Doctorate at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. At Tech, he studies violin with Dr. John Gilbert. He maintains an active performing schedule in the Lubbock area, playing in the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, as well as being a member of the Elysian String Quartet, which has served as the Graduate String Quartet at Texas Tech for the two years. With the quartet, he has been engaged in many outreach concerts, performing education concerts within numerous schools in Lubbock.
He holds a Master’s degree in Violin Performance from the University of Minnesota, where he studied with renowned pedagogue Sally O’Reilly. His Bachelor’s Degree is from Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wisconsin, where he studied violin performance with Lewis Rosove, former assistant principal violist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
Philip is also an active Suzuki instructor, having received Suzuki certification from multiple summer institutes, including the American Suzuki Institute in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, The Chicago Suzuki Institute in Chicago, and through the MacPhail School of Music in Minneapolis. He has studied Suzuki pedagogy with Kathy Wood, Ann Montzka-Smelser, Sharon Miller, and Nancy Jackson. He has studied traditional pedagogy with Sally O’Reilly, Elizabeth Pabon, and John Gilbert.