Douglas Phillips, Interim Director of Bands
Dr. Douglas L. Phillips is Interim Director of Bands and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music in the School of Music at Stetson University. Dr. Phillips is the conductor of the Stetson University Symphonic Band and teaches courses in advanced instrumental conducting, music education. He serves as a supervisor for music education interns.
Prior to his appointment at Stetson University, Dr. Phillips served as Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Western Illinois University (2005-2009), Associate Director of Bands at The University of Virginia (2004-2005), and taught public school in the state of Florida where he was Director of Bands at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville (2003-2004), and Director of Instrumental Music at Merritt Island High School in Merritt Island (2001-2003). As a tenure-track faculty member, Phillips was twice nominated (2008 & 2009) as an "Outstanding Academic Advisor" at Western Illinois University.
In May 2012 Dr. Phillips received the Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Prior degrees include the Bachelor of Music Education (Cum Laude) from Stetson University (1999), and the Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting from Western Michigan University (2001). While a member of the graduate program at Western Michigan University, Phillips was awarded the Graduate Award for Outstanding Teaching in the School of Music (2001), and was a recipient of the All-University Award for Graduate Student Teaching Effectiveness (2001).
Dr. Phillips serves annually as a member of the faculty for the Stetson University Double Reed Workshop (2001-present) and the Stetson University Clarinet Clinic (2007-present). Both workshops are intense weeklong summer clinics where Phillips is the conductor of the workshops' Double-Reed Bands and Clarinet Choirs. Phillips is also active and sought-after as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator with various middle school, high school, and university level ensembles, and he is regularly invited to conduct county and state honor bands.
Currently Dr. Phillips serves on the Board of Directors of the National Band Association as the chair of the NBA Awards Committee. He holds additional active memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, the College Music Society, the Florida Bandmasters Association, the Florida Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.