Phillip Hash

Illinois State University

Phillip Hash is Associate Professor/Coordinator of Music Education at Illinois State University in Normal.  He holds an Ed.D. in music education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a M.M in wind conducting from Northwestern University, and a B.M. in music education from Millikin University.

Dr. Hash is an active scholar and has recently published in a number of periodicals including the Journal of Research in Music Education, the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education.  He currently serves on the editorial committees of the Journal of Research in Music Education, the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, and the Journal of Music Therapy. Dr. Hash has also published arrangements for band, strings, and small ensembles with Grand Mesa Music, BRS Music, and Daehn Publications. Conference presentations include research topics, as well as sessions on instrumental music education, mentoring student teachers, and music teacher evaluation.

Dr. Hash taught music education at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from 2004-2017.  From 1989-2004, he taught instrumental music in the Chicago area and, from 1994-2004, served as choir director at the Christian Reformed Church of Western Springs, Illinois.  He has received the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association on two occasions, as well as the Outstanding Chicagoland Music Educator Award.  Bands under his direction have performed at the University of Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival and the Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference.  Dr. Hash is a member of the National Association for Music Education and the National Band Association.

My Sessions

Relevant Repertoire for Developing Bands

Band Room

Directors of developing bands often struggle to find repertoire that is interesting, educational, and relevant to the musical world outside of the classroom. This session will explore band literature at the grades one through three levels that have authentic connections to various times and cultures including Western classical transcriptions, world music examples, and American popular […]

Clinic Session