Pedagogue, composer, and teacher trainer, Bob Phillips taught strings for 27 years. An expert in the use of large group pedagogy and alternative styles, he has presented clinics throughout the world. Phillips has authored many books including Alfred’s new method, Sound Innovations. He has had over 140 pieces and 19 book series published for orchestras and bands, is an award winning ASCAP composer, and has a broad conducting resume. Currently Bob is the Director of String Publications for Alfred Music. He has served as president of ASTA and, in 2013 Bob was inducted into the University of Michigan School of Music Hall of Fame.