Assistant Professor of Music Education (Choral Music)
Director of ESM/UR Women’s Chorus
Affiliate Faculty, Conducting and Ensembles Department
Philip Silvey is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the Eastman School of Music where he directs the Women’s Chorus and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education. Previously, he served as Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Maryland where he directed the Women’s Chorus, the Maryland Boy Choir, and the College Park Youth Choir. He also taught at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory where he directed the Women’s Choir. He holds degrees in composition from Houghton College and the Pennsylvania State University, and a doctorate in music education from the University of Illinois. He taught secondary vocal music in Michigan where his choral ensembles were honored with invitations to perform at state conferences for three successive years. He has been invited to serve as guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator in numerous states and directed all-state choruses in Maryland and Virginia. He has served as president of the Maryland-DC chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association and currently holds the position of Repertoire and Standards Chair for Women’s Choirs for the New York state chapter of ACDA. He has presented interest sessions at state and regional ACDA conventions. He has contributed to two textbook series, Experiencing Choral Music and Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, Volumes II and III. His scholarly writings have appeared in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, Choral Journal, and the Arts and Learning Research Journal. His original choral compositions and arrangements, published by Santa Barbara Music and Carl Fischer, have been performed by all-state and national honors choruses.