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Holland Phillips

Instructor of Viola and Violin

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Holland Phillips serves as the principal violist of the Eugene Symphony and the Salem Chamber Orchestra. Reviewers have praised the “spirit and clear tone” of her playing (Leipziger Volkszeitung) and the “serious intensity” that she brings to performances (Register-Guard). She also performs with other Oregon-based ensembles: Blue Box Ensemble, Oregon Bach Festival, Chamber Music Amici, and Oregon Mozart Players. Ms. Phillips has been invited to perform and present research papers at regional and national conferences, including SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States), SASS (Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study), and MTNA (Music Teachers National Association). In 2012 Ms. Phillips completed her doctoral studies at the University of Oregon with her dissertation, “Tidens Fylde: Temporality and Tradition in Carl Nielsen’s Works for Violin.” She also holds performance degrees from Vanderbilt University and the New England Conservatory.