Associate Professor of Voice
Burr Phillips joined the faculty in the fall of 2007. Previously, he was a faculty member at the University of Texas (Arlington), Southern Methodist University, and Northern Arizona University. He holds the M.M. in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance from Texas Christian University and the B.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas.
Mr. Phillips has performed with the Dallas Symphony, Royal Philharmonic (London), Fort Worth Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, and San Antonio Symphony. He has also appeared with Sacramento Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, Dallas Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Chautauqua Opera, and Carmel Bach Festival.
He has taught at the Big Bear Lake Festival of Song (Big Bear Lake, CA) as well as the Taos Opera Institute (Taos, NM) since the summer of 2010. Sought after as an adjudicator for various national competitions in singing, Mr. Phillips has served on juries for the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award (NATSAA) on regional levels in San Jose, CA and Las Vegas, NV. In the Fall of 2012, he served as a jury member to adjudicate the preliminary rounds for the Texoma Singer of the Year competition at the University of North Texas (Denton, TX). This event drew singers from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana.
At the conservatory, Mr. Phillips teaches private voice, vocal coaching, lyric diction and assists in the preparation of opera.