Phil Sinder

Valade Fellow, Tuba and Euphonium, Interlochen Arts Camp

Professor of Tuba and Euphonium, Michigan State University College of Music

Philip Sinder is professor of tuba and euphonium at the Michigan State University College of Music.  His students are found in performance and teaching positions throughout the United States, and have won awards in numerous performance competitions. Sinder has performed with many leading ensembles, including the Detroit Symphony, Chicago Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, and Houston Symphony.  He is a founding member of the Brass Band of Battle Creek, and also performs frequently with the Lansing Symphony and the Beaumont Brass Quintet of MSU.  His solo tuba recording, “Aerodynamics”, has received strong critical acclaim, and he has performed on over 15 other ensemble recordings. He has also commissioned/premiered over a dozen works featuring tuba. Sinder served as an associate editor for the “New Tuba Source Book” (2006), published by Indiana University Press. He currently serves as chairman for the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival.  Sinder earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and a Master of Music degree from Wichita State University.