OTJ Authors

Brent Phillips

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Brent Phillips is currently Assistant Professor of Trombone at Baylor University. Most recently, Mr. Phillips was a member of “The President’s Own” US Marine Band in Washington DC and is currently principal trombone of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania and principal trombone of the Waco Symphony Orchestra in Texas. Mr. Phillips is an active clinician and guest artist around the country at many colleges and universities and is an Edwards Artist and plays exclusively on Edwards trombones.

OTJ Articles


Washington D. C. Service Bands: Can You Afford Not to Audition?

April 21, 2005
This article explores some of my experiences and thoughts as I auditioned and won a position with one of the most prestigious wind bands in the world, 'The President's Own' United States Marine Band.



Choosing a Trombone Studio

February 27, 2005
Trombonists who decide to study music have an overwhelming choice of where to attend school. Each school and trombone studio has unique strengths and weaknesses, and which degree and studio you choose is an important decision and will affect your future choices. This article explores the difference in the two main degrees available to music majors, survey results of important criteria in choosing a school and trombone studio, and important things to consider when approaching the audition process.


OTJ Reviews


Return of the Alto: A Review

By Brent Phillips • April 21, 2005
Upon the first hearing of this CD I was initially struck by the wide range of stylized and varied material. Mr. Baron in his usual fashion demonstrates exceptional technique and near flawless intonation throughout this disc. We should all tip our hats and present arms to Mr. Barron and his Return of the Alto.