Patrick B. Phillips is a versatile conductor, music director, and keyboardist based in the New York – New Jersey metro area with specialities in choral music and musical theatre. A Perry Award-nominated music director, Patrick is often regarded as a trailblazer in his field. Patrick is a proud Rutgers University alumnus where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Music with concentrations in choral music and piano.



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In 2016, Patrick was nominated by the New Jersey Association of Community Theatres (NJACT) for Outstanding Music Direction for his work on Monty Python's Spamalot at the Chatham Playhouse – the youngest person to ever be nominated for this distinction. Patrick has also worked under and assisted many acclaimed directors, conductors, music directors, and educators including, but not limited to:

  • Meg Zervoulis, Music Director and Conductor, Mean Girls / The Prom on Broadway

  • Dr. Patrick Gardner, Director of Choral Activities and Chair of Conducting at Rutgers University / Artistic Director at Riverside Choral Society

  • Matt Lowy, Music Director and Conductor, A Chorus Line National Tour / Arranger and Music Director at Paper Mill Playhouse

  • Dr. Brandon Williams, Assistant Professor of Choral Music and Choral Music Education at Rutgers University

  • Stephen Agosto, Professor of Musical Theatre at Rutgers University / Senior Manager of Artistic Engagement at Paper Mill Playhouse

  • Lisa Cooney, Director of Education at Paper Mill Playhouse

  • Clay James, Chair of Musical Theatre at Montclair State University

  • Michele Mossay, Chair of Dance at Kean University

Please see résumé for more credits. References always available upon request. 

Music is the strongest form of magic.
— Marilyn Manson

“Music teaches us how to perform with a group of people. Take the choir, which itself is an instrument and everyone is a part of it. If you’re missing even one person, it’s not the same. By working together, we have a better chance of making a change. It’s important to be engaged because we all have a voice, but many people don’t take advantage of that. We have more power if we work together rather than by ourselves.”   http://studentaffairs.rutgers.edu/stories/pphillips/?fbclid=IwAR0EEWpGyJpbNhyd37wR5Er3gjy34FdrDOjvI0KpsIdd33bF-gV8fgx0TYg

“Music teaches us how to perform with a group of people. Take the choir, which itself is an instrument and everyone is a part of it. If you’re missing even one person, it’s not the same. By working together, we have a better chance of making a change. It’s important to be engaged because we all have a voice, but many people don’t take advantage of that. We have more power if we work together rather than by ourselves.”

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