Originally from Culpeper, Virginia, Philip joined the Boise Philharmonic in 2010 as 2nd horn. During his first season with the Philharmonic, he was the featured horn soloist in their performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for winds.
He has performed regularly as a freelance artist throughout the United States and has played with many chamber and orchestral groups. Philip has performed with the Sun Valley Opera Orchestra, Wicked the Musical, Opera Idaho, Chicago Classical Philharmonic, Oistrach Symphony Orchestra, Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, Eastern Philharmonic Orchestra, and Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra. He also has been heard on public radio broadcasts with the Boise Philharmonic and the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra.
He studied horn at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, and at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His primary teachers were Jonathan Boen, Oto Carrillo, Jeff Fair, Jack Masarie, and Floyd Cooley.
When not playing horn, Philip enjoys cooking, eating, traveling, hiking, and spending time with his wife, Holly, who is a clarinet player.