Rebecca L. Phillips
Dr. Rebecca Phillips is the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of South Carolina where she is responsible for directing the Symphonic Winds Concert Band, “The Mighty Sound of the Southeast” Carolina Marching Band, “Concocktion” Basketball and Volleyball Pep Bands, teaching undergraduate instrumental conducting, and directing the Summer Drum Major Clinic. Dr. Phillips has served as a clinician and guest-conductor throughout the United States, including her invitation as a 2008 Midwest Clinic rehearsal clinician, conducting performances with the University of Indianapolis Wind Ensemble, the Florida State University Symphonic Band, the University of South Florida Wind Ensemble and various high school and college honor bands. As a trombonist, Phillips’ performances can be found on several internationally distributed recordings. She has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, U.S. Army Band (Pershing’s Own), the Tallahassee Symphony, and the Tampa Bay Opera Orchestra. She has also performed internationally in England, Mexico, the Caribbean, Russia, and Sweden, and has toured as a trombonist with Johnny Mathis and Barry Manilow.