Timothy Phillips is Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the John M. Long School of Music at Troy University and principal clarinetist of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. At Troy University, in addition to teaching applied clarinet, he teaches Music History, Class Woodwinds, and conducts the Clarinet Choir. Each spring he hosts Troy University Clarinet Day which brings high school and college clarinetists to the John M. Long School of Music to perform and participate in master classes.Timothy has performed at the International ClarinetFest in Kansas City, the College Music Society National Conference in Atlanta, and twice at the Alabama Music Educators Conference in Tuscaloosa. As soloist, he has performed with the Troy University Symphony Band, Troy University Concert Chorale, Troy University Percussion Ensemble, University of Illinois Symphonic Band, and University of Illinois Summer Band. Additionally, he has performed with the Sinfonia da Camera, a professional chamber orchestra in Illinois.Timothy completed the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in clarinet performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned the Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His principal teachers included: J. David Harris, Daniel Silver, Bil Jackson, and Philip Aaholm. Timothy is a member of the International Clarinet Association, Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, the College Music Society, MENC: The National Association for Music Education, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, and the College Band Directors National Association. In addition, he received the Albert Austin Harding Award from the University of Illinois Bands.Timothy Phillips is a Buffet Crampon USA performing artist.