Music educators and advocates Bob and Pam Phillips had been honored for his or her contributions to music schooling within the U.S.
Based in 1946, The Midwest Clinic is a four-day large-scale convention for numerous music representatives and educators, that helps strengthen worldwide music schooling via skilled growth alternatives and relationships.
The group’s annual Medal of Honor was launched in 1962 to acknowledge conductors, educators, composers, and others, “whose service to music schooling and persevering with affect on the event and enchancment of bands and orchestras deserve particular recognition.” This yr’s recipients are husband-wife duo Bob and Pam Phillips, who had been just lately awarded at this week’s 76th Midwest Clinic.
A pedagogue, composer, conductor, and coach for lecturers, Bob Phillips has virtually 30 years’ of expertise as a public college string instructor and is an skilled in large-group pedagogy and the event of different types for strings. Additionally the writer of a whole lot of books for lecture rooms revealed by Alfred Music, the place he’s Director of String Publications, Bob’s nationally acclaimed string packages have reached numerous college students.
A graduate of the College of Michigan, Bob studied with Lawrence Hurst, Elizabeth Inexperienced, and Bob Culver. Bob’s college students have been profitable as string educators, in addition to skilled performers in each classical and various types. He has additionally served as president of the American String Lecturers Affiliation (ASTA) and in 2013, was inducted into the College of Michigan College of Music Corridor of Fame.
With a background in arts administration and manufacturing, Pam Phillips has loved a profession in reserving and producing concert events, plus managing music camps and music excursions. She has additionally labored on the manufacturing of educational DVDs and audio CDs, plus a whole lot of orchestra items and educational books. She presently serves as Managing Editor, Suzuki and String Acquisition at Alfred Music.
Additionally a graduate of the College of Michigan, Pam developed the Phillips Household Fiddle Camps, which ran efficiently between 1997 and 2000, reaching over 500 college students.
Bob and Pam have been acknowledged as “Residents of the Yr” by the Metropolis of Saline for his or her work in arts schooling and had been honored in particular ceremonies by each the Home and the Senate of the State of Michigan for his or her contributions to string schooling.