Valade Fellow, Instructor of Flute, Interlochen Arts Camp
Associate Professor of Flute, The Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University
M.M., Flute Perofrmance, Yale University; B.M., Flute Performance, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music
Philip Dikeman is currently Associate Professor of Flute at The Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, a position he assumed in 2011. Prior to joining the faculty at The Blair School, he was a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for almost 20 years. During his tenure with the DSO, he held the position of Assistant Principal Flute as well as Acting Principal Flute for his final two seasons. In addition, he has played Guest Principal Flute with both the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony and joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic on their 2010 U.S Tour as Guest Associate Principal Flute. Also, he was honored to accept the role of Program Chair for the National Flute Association's 2014 Convention, aptly titled "Perform, Inspire, Educate!" held in Chicago this past August.
In competition, Mr. Dikeman holds the distinction of having won first prize in both the National Flute Association’s (NFA) Young Artist and Orchestral Audition Competitions.
In chamber music, Mr. Dikeman was a member of the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings for 18 seasons. His performances with DCWS included regular appearances on their subscription series, as well as various tours including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. He was also a featured performer for the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival while still a member of the DSO. He has made recital and masterclass appearances throughout the United States, including Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, and Interlochen. He recently returned from Berlin, where he and his colleagues of the Blair Woodwind Quintet played a concert at the invitation of the Berlin Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet.