Instructor of Music Theory, Interlochen Arts Camp
Adjunct Instructor of Music Theory, Miami University
D.M.A., Composition, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; M.M., Composition and Music Theory, Bowling Green State University; B.A., Composition, James Madison University
Phillip Roberts is a composer and performer with a penchant for music theory. The musical heritage of his home state, Virginia, lends an air of Americana to much of Roberts' music and his preference for driving rhythms and modal harmonies comes from his passion for funk and soul.
During the school year, Roberts serves on the music theory faculty at Miami University and Peraza Strings Music Workshop in the Cincinnati area. He has fulfilled commissions for the Luray Main Street Singers, the University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the opening of the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. As a pianist and organist, Roberts is an active recitalist, championing not only his own works but those of his fellow composers. He is a pianist for the Cincinnati Ballet and has toured the East Coast and United Kingdom as a collaborative pianist for vocalists and choirs.