Dr. Nicholas S. Phillips
Assistant Professor of Music
DMA, University of Missouri-Kansas City
M.M., Indiana University
B.M., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Academic Areas: applied and class piano.
Dr. Nicholas S. Phillips
261 Haas Fine Arts Center
Music & Theatre Arts Department
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Dr. Nicholas Phillips is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he teaches applied piano, class piano, and piano ensemble.He is active as a soloist and collaborative artist; recent performances include solo recitals in New York, Vermont, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Kentucky, Iowa, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and Indiana, chamber and solo performance on Wisconsin Public Radio's Live from the Chazen series, a solo recital in Korea sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, and an invitation to play at the Croatian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Phillips has given lecture-recitals and presentations at a number of international, national, and state conferences, including: a performance of new piano works by living Korean women composers at the College Music Society 2011 International Conference in Seoul, presentations on teaching literature by Edward MacDowell and Felix Mendelssohn at the Minnesota (2010) and Wisconsin (2008, 2009) Music Teachers Association State Conferences, and two separate programs on Mendelssohn's Songs without Words at the College Music Society 2009 International Conference in Croatia, and the Seventh Biennial Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain in Bristol, UK (July, 2009). He authored and presented a paper titled "The Influence of Technology in the Nineteenth Century on Piano Instruments, Technique, and Repertoire" at the 2007 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, and is the author of "Mendelssohn's Songs without Words Revisited: Culture, Gender, Literature, and the Role of Domestic Piano Music in Victorian England," published by VDM Verlag in 2008.
Described by the New York Times as an "able and persuasive advocate" of new music,
Phillips released two CDs in 2011 on Albany Records: Portals and Passages, featuring
piano music by American composer Ethan Wickman,and Boris Papandopulo: Piano Music,
featuring solo piano music by the famous 20th century Croatian composer. His current CD
project, American Vernacular, will feature commission works written for him by 13 American composers.
A native of Indiana, Phillips began formal piano lessons in the preparatory program at Indiana University at the age of ten.He holds degrees in piano performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music (Doctor of Musical Arts), Indiana University (Master of Music), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude). His teachers include internationally-renowned pianists and pedagogues Karen Taylor, Paul Barnes, Karen Shaw, and Robert Weirich.
Nicholas Phillips personal website: www.nicholasphillips.net
- MUSI 106 Class Piano
- MUSI 108 Advanced Class Piano
- MUSI 151/351 Applied Piano
- MUSI 268/468 Piano Ensemble