Patrick B. Phillips.

Conductor, Music Director, and Keyboardist.

Choral Music. Musical Theatre. Sacred Music.

908.425.6732

patrick@patrickbphillips.com

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EDUCATION, TRAINING, & SKILLS

EDUCATION

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – New Brunswick, NJ

  • State of New Jersey Teaching Certification – 2021

    • K–12 Music

    • Faculty of Graduate School of Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music – 2019

    • Concentrations in Choral Music and Piano

    • Minor in Political Science

    • Additional Coursework in Education, French, Biological Sciences, and Economics

    • Faculties of Mason Gross School of the Arts and School of Arts and Sciences

Union Senior High School – Union Township, NJ

  • Diploma with Highest Honors - 2015

Skills

  • Proficiency in Sibelius, Finale, Logic, Ableton, GarageBand, and MainStage for music arranging, recording, and performance

  • Advanced choral and musical theatre conducting

  • Excellent choral and ensemble direction techniques and methods

  • Superior sight-reading on piano, organ, and voice

  • Extensive experience in working with children, teenagers, and adults

  • Exceptional organizational and leadership skills

  • Great public speaker and teacher

  • Versatility on PC and Mac computers

  • Comprehensive understanding of Roman Catholic liturgical traditions


SELECTED MUSICAL THEATRE CREDITS

New York City

  • Atlantic Theatre Company

    • The Secret Life of Bees – developmental workshop (2018)

      • Music Assitant

      • Director – Sam Gold

      • Music Director – Jason Hart

  • Feinstein's/54 Below | 54th St., Manhattan

    • Red, White, and Broadway (2017)

      • Associate Music Director to Ilene Greenbaum

Regional Theater

  • Paper Mill Playhouse | Millburn, NJ

    • Staff Accompanist (2015-present)

    • Benny & Joon

      • Music Assistant

      • Director – Jack Cummings III

      • Music Director – J. Oconer Navarro

    • New Voices Concerts 2015-2018

      • Music Assistant

      • Director – Mark S. Hoebee

      • Music Supervisor – Meg Zervoulis

    • Resident Music Intern (2015-2018)

  • Dream Theater Productions, Union County Performing Arts Center | Rahway, NJ

    • High School Musical (2017)

      • Associate Music Director to Bruce De La Cruz

      • Music Supervisor – Ilene Greenbaum


Educational Theater

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    • Staff Accompanist – Extension Division (2017-2019)

    • Violet (2019)

    • Cabaret (2018)

    • Legally Blonde (2018)

    • Into the Woods (2017)

    • Little Shop of Horrors (2016)

  • Union High School, Union, NJ

    • A Year With Frog and Toad (2015)

    • Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies (2015)

    • Songs For a New World (2014)

    • Union Celebrates Broadway (2014)

Community Theater

  • The Chatham Playhouse | Chatham, NJ

    • Monty Python's Spamalot (2016)

      • Music Director and Conductor

      • NJACT Perry Award nomination for Best Music Direction

  • The Summit Playhouse | Summit, NJ

    • Violet (2017)

      • Music Director and Conductor

    • The Hundred Dresses (2015)

      • Associate Music Director to Meg Zervoulis

  • Villagers Theatre | Somerset, NJ

    • Heathers (2017)

      • Music Director and Conductor


Other Selected Musical Theater Credits

  • A Christmas Carol

    • in association with The Encore Orchestra of NJ

  • A Grand Night for Singing

  • Miss Saigon

  • In the Heights

  • Various concerts and cabarets


SELECTED CHORAL & SACRED MUSIC EXPERIENCE

Church & Liturgical

  • Saint Virgil Roman Catholic Church – Morris Plains, NJ

    • Liturgical Music Associate and Organist (August 2018-present)

  • Saint Agnes Roman Catholic Church and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church – Atlantic Highlands and Highlands, NJ

    • Coordinator of Music Ministries and Liturgy (October 2017-May 2018)

    • Associate Organist (May 2017-September 2017)

  • Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church – Keyport, NJ

    • Associate Organist (May 2017-September 2017)

  • Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church – Helmetta, NJ

    • Director of Music and Organist (2016-2017)

  • Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church – Union, NJ

    • Cantor (2011-2015)

  • Organist/Pianist/Vocalist Substitute at various churches

Choral

  • University of Michigan Conducting Symposium – Ann Arbor, MI

    • 2019 – Dr. Eugene Rogers, Prof. Scott Hanoian, and Prof. Mark Stover

  • Paper Mill Playhouse Show Choir – Millburn, NJ

    • Substitute Music Director

  • Accompanist

    • Hannah Caldwell Elementary School – Union, NJ

    • Melvin H. Kreps Middle School – East Windsor, NJ

    • Various Substitute Positions


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Other Settings

  • Saint Virgil Roman Catholic Church

    • Children’s Choir

    • Teen Ensemble

  • Paper Mill Playhouse

    • Department of Education (2015-present)

      • Staff Accompanist

      • Substitute Music Director

      • Resident Music Intern (2015-2018)

  • Various other choral and musical theatre projects

Public School Settings

  • Township of Union Public Schools – Union, NJ

    • Union Senior High School (2019-present)

      • Choir

      • Music Theory

      • Musical Theatre

    • Franklin Elementary School (2019-present)

      • Choir

      • General Music

    • Hannah Caldwell Elementary School (2017-present)

      • Accompanist

      • Clinician

  • East Windsor Regional School District – East Windsor, NJ

    • Melvin H. Kreps Middle School (2017-present)

      • Accompanist


AWARDS, ACCOLADES, & AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

  • Member, National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

  • Member, Chorus America

  • Alumni Brother, Alpha Phi Omega - Delta Rho Chapter, National Co-educational Service Fraternity

  • Loyal Son, Cap and Skull Senior Honor Society of Rutgers University

  • New Jersey Association of Community Theatres (NJACT) Perry Award Nomination for Outstanding Music Direction for Chatham Playhouse's Spamalot

  • Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence, presented by the U.S. Marines Youth Foundation and the Marine Corps League

  • Township of Union Mayor's Award for Excellence in Music

  • Douglas Michael Krueger Memorial Scholarship Award for Dedication to the Performing Arts and Leadership at Union High School

  • Various placements and awards, Mid-Atlantic Music Teachers Guild (MAMTG) Music Festivals


PROFESSORS, TEACHERS, & MENTORS

 

PIANO

  • Karina Bruk, DMA* (2017-2018)

  • Barbara Gonzalez-Palmer, DMA* (2016-2017)

  • Rachel Choo, DMA* (2015-2016)

  • Eddy Contreras (2014)

  • Josephine Sarica (2009-2012)

  • Neuzym San Andres (2004-2007)

CONDUCTING / MUSIC DIRECTION

  • Musical Theatre

    • Meg Zervoulis (2015-2019)

  • Choral Music

    • Patrick Gardner, DMA* (2015-2019)

    • Hannah Carr, DMA candidate* (2018-2019)

    • Brandon Williams, DMA* (2016-2018)

    • Reid Masters, DMA* (2017-2018)

MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE

  • Stephen Agosto, MFA* (2017-2018)

  • James Mosser (2012-2015)

ORGAN

  • Renée Anne Louprette, DMA* (2015-2017)

VOICE

  • John Heiserman, MM candidate* (2018-2019)

  • Erin Schwab, MM* (2017-2018)

  • Sophia Strawser, MM* (2016-2017)

 

*indicates Mason Gross School of the Arts Faculty

DMA – Doctor of Musical Arts / MM – Master of Music / MFA – Master of Fine Arts


Additional credits and references always available upon request.