Musical Director, Journey To Hope
Phillip, a gifted pianist, is a native of Roosevelt, New York. His parental, spiritual and educational nurturing has allowed him to utilize his musical gifts to impact thousands of students. Phillip's teachers recognized his innate musical abilities and allowed him to accompany the school choral groups for six years. Phillip saw the power of music to transform and aspired to pursue a teaching career.
Most of Phillip's teaching career was spent at Worthing High School, Houston. He facilitated the school's participation in the Bravo Project, which afforded students the opportunity to attend opera performances for free. Several of his students have ascended to successful musical careers.
Phillip has performed with Aretha Franklin, Delfeayo Marsalis and for Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He has served as musical director for Ain't Misbehavin' on nine occasions. Phillip traveled to South Africa to accompany a choir assembled to commemorate Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday.
Phillip is the Music Director for both our JOURNEY TO HOPE musical, and our new sequel, HOPE CAN HAPPEN.