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A student of music from an early age, pianist/organist Phillip Clark attended the University of Toledo where he studied piano performance with Dr. Michael Boyd.  While at the university, Phillip was a first place winner in the UT Concerto/Aria Competition.  Phillip was also a winner in the UT Honors Recital Competition and the UT Springfest Competition, featuring contemporary music.  He has been a featured piano and organ soloist with the UT Concert Chorale as well as a soloist with the Sylvania Community Orchestra.  Phillip was invited to return to UT (spring 2014) to perform the first movement of the Grieg Piano Concerto along with the UT Symphony Orchestra.  He has also performed piano concertos with both the Sylvania Community Orchestra and the Perrysburg Symphony.

Phillip has been an active accompanist for students, churches and high school choirs, as well as professional performers, including music faculty from area university/colleges and members of the Toledo Symphony.  He is the accompanist for the Toledo Choral Society, which has led to a variety of concerts including performances on harpsichord and organ as well as appearances as a solo pianist.   In December 2013, Phillip was asked to be the accompanist for Masterworks Chorale’s Messiah Sing-Along.  As the accompanist for Toledo Opera's Education and Outreach program, Phillip also assisted in accompanying choral rehearsals for main stage productions and various community events for two seasons.   

Currently, Phillip is an adjunct faculty member at Adrian College where he is the college organist, vocal coach/accompanist, Opera Workshop Music Director, and music theory and keyboard instructor.  Phillip is also on faculty at Siena Heights University where he serves as the vocal coach and piano instructor.  As a church musician, Phillip is the Organist at Sylvania First United Methodist.  Phillip has taught piano at the University of Findlay, and was an adjunct music faculty member at Owens Community College for three years.

Phillip is a graduate of the University of Toledo where he received a Masters degree in Piano Performance, graduating with Departmental Honors and was unanimously nominated "Outstanding Student of the Year." Other musical studies include voice, organ, violin and guitar.  Teachers have included Carey Simon, Judy Shepherd and Dr. Ron Sprunger (Organ).