UPIKE’s Dr. Phillips Receives Teacher of the Year Award

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Michael Phillips, Ph.D., director of bands at the University of Pikeville, recently received the Kentucky Music Educator Association College/University “Teacher of the Year” award for District 9. Music educators nominate and vote on recipients of the award, which recognizes significant contributions to music education. Phillips’ accomplishment at UPIKE include establishing the Wind Band as the nucleus of a future band program at the university, as well as developing the Rocks/BB Jam Band, Mighty Five Drum Vibe & Drum Line, and UPIKE Jazz programs. Phillips is also collaborating with faculty to introduce new curriculum, such as business of music studies.

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