Described as a “splendid performer … [with] wonderful life and spirit,” and “at once sensitive, nuanced, brash and daring; all depending on the demands of the music,” saxophonist Scotty Phillips has been acclaimed and heard in performance across the United States, Canada, France, and Poland. He has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall (NY), Schermerhorn Symphony Center (TN), Center for New Music (CA), Wychwood Barns (ON), Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series (NJ), ETHOS New Music Series (NY), Roche Visiting Artist Series (PA), First Tuesday Performance Series (GA), Opening Nights (FL), SaxOpen (France), Ratusz Staromiejski w Szczecinie (Poland), Nowosolski Dom Kultury (Poland), and Wałeckie Centrum Kultury (Poland). He has also appeared as a soloist with the Florida State University Wind Orchestra, a guest artist at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, Oklahoma State University, University of South Florida and with the Tallahassee Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony, National Music Festival Orchestra, and Taneycomo Festival Orchestra.
Scotty is currently the tenor saxophonist of Singularity Saxophone Quartet, a woodwind player and private teacher based in the Orlando metropolitan area where he lives happily with his wife. He holds a Doctor of Music and Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Music Education and Saxophone Performance from Northern Arizona University. His primary teachers are Patrick Meighan, Jonathan Bergeron, Anita Handelsman, and Tony Vacca.
Scotty Phillips is currently not instructing any classes.