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.
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.