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. He also joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic on their 2010 U.S Tour as Guest Associate Principal Flutist, playing under Maestro Gustavo Dudamel. He is also Program Chair for the National Flute Association's 2014 convention to be held in Chicago this coming 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 and Lucerne, Switzerland. He has also been a featured performer for the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival since 1994. He has made recital and masterclass appearances throughout the United States, including Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, and Interlochen.