Dan Phillips is a Professor Emeritus of Horn at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music of The University of Memphis. Before coming to Memphis in 1999, he taught at Southern Illinois University and Iowa State University. He holds degrees in horn performance from Michigan State University and the University of Notre Dame and has done additional graduate study at Indiana University. In addition to his teaching duties, he played in the Memphis Brass Quintet, the Memphis Woodwind Quintet and the university's faculty Birth of the Cool Ensemble. Outside of the university, he played in the PRIZM Ensemble, a mixed instrument chamber music group, the Eroica Ensemble and frequently as substitute or extra with the Memphis Symphony. His background as a hornist includes extensive experience in solo, chamber ensemble, symphonic, studio and operatic idioms throughout the US and in Europe, Brazil and Japan. Mr. Phillips has a broad background as a conductor, arranger, and teacher. He served three terms as Visiting Professor at Southern Illinois University's campus in Nakajo, Japan; and in the spring of 1992, he was an Artist-in-Residence at the Latvian Music Academy in Riga. He is also webmaster for the International Horn Society and operates The Jury-System™, a web application for administering college music juries that he created while at the University.