Professor of Tuba and Euphonium
Philip Sinder is professor of tuba and euphonium at the Michigan State University College of Music. His students are found in performance and teaching positions throughout the United States, and have won awards in numerous performance competitions. He has performed with many leading ensembles, including the Detroit Symphony, Chicago Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, and Houston Symphony. He is a founding member of the Brass Band of Battle Creek and also performs frequently with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and MSU's Beaumont Brass Quintet. His solo tuba recording, “Aerodynamics,” has received strong critical acclaim, and he has performed on more than 15 other ensemble recordings. He has also commissioned/premiered over a dozen works featuring tuba. Sinder served as an associate editor for the “New Tuba Source Book” (2006), published by Indiana University Press. He currently serves as chairman for the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival, and since 2005 has been a Valade Teaching Fellow at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan. Sinder earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and a Master of Music degree from Wichita State University.