Scholastic Arts Spotlight -Philip Glick

Published 01/13 2014 04:33PM

Updated 02/03 2014 03:57PM

In a studio at the Eastman School of Music, Philip Glick practices for his upcoming college auditions. Glick is the lead trombonist for the Eastman Youth Jazz Choir. He's also the principal trombone for the prestigious Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Philip is a senior at Victor High School and loves to play in school musicals. He also plays in a host of local pit orchestras, and is a member of the ROC Trombone Choir. "We rehearse once a month, and it's really nice because it's all these retired band directors playing trombone, and then there's me," he says. "And it's really fun to sit around with all these guys that have been to college, had careers with trombone, or are amateur players. It's a lot of fun."

Mark Kellogg is the principal trombone in the RPO. He's taught at the Eastman School of Music and the Eastman Community School for 27 years and says Philip is one of the best high school musicians he's ever worked with. "If you take Philip's talent and couple it with a really good work ethic, it's an unbeatable combination," he says.

Philip has applied to the Eastman School of Music and four other colleges. He's ready to go and reap the rewards of a career in music.

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