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Spencer Phillips


Spencer Phillips
Spencer Phillips

Lecturer in Music (bass)

Spencer Phillips is highly sought after as both an orchestral bassist and chamber musician throughout the United States and abroad. Recent performance engagements include a U.S. tour with the Munich Symphoniker, performances with the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico, performances with the Michigan Opera Theater, solo bassist with the International Chamber Orchestra led by violinist Dimitri Berlinsky, as well as recording the complete Beethoven Symphonies with Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadian, under Jean-Philippe Tremblay. 

Phillips is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan, where he studied with Derek Weller. He went on to study with Jack Budrow (Michigan State University) and Orin O'Brien (New York Philharmonic) at the Manhattan School of Music, NYC. He completed his doctorate in performance with a minor in music theory at the Eastman School of Music where he studied with James VanDemark. Phillips was a prize winner at the International Society of Bassist competition in 2005.

Phillips is principal bass of Symphoria (Syracuse Symphony Orchestra), Tri-City Opera, and the Binghamton Philharmonic. He currently holds teaching positions at Syracuse University, Binghamton University, and Hamilton College.

Appointed to the Faculty: 2021

Educational Background

D.M.A., Eastman School of Music

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