Katherine Phillips is the Choristers Conductor and Education Director for the Masterworks Children Chorus.Mrs. Phillips
is a Southern Illinois native who has returned to the Metro East area from Columbia, South Carolina where she
Master's in Music Education with Dr. Wendy Valerio from the University of South Carolina
.While at the University of South Carolina, Katherine was a Graduate Assistant for Dr. Valerio.
...After receiving her degree in spring 2004, Mrs. Phillips was the Children's Ministry Coordinator at Shandon Baptist Church, in Columbia, SC.
A large part of her
responsibilities as Coordinator were recruiting volunteers and leading children's worship for Sunday morning and Wednesday night programming. Mrs. Phillips
Bachelor's of Music in Music Education at Millikin University
, in Decatur IL. While studying at Millikin she
sang in several choirs, including Millikin's University Choir, under the direction of Dr. Brad Holmes and Dr. Guy Forbes.Her
choral experiences included two tours to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, as well as a tour to England with the Alumni Choir in Spring 2002.She
also student directed the Madrigal/Jazz Choir with Dr. Forbes during the 1998-1999 school year. Mrs. Phillips's
varied background includes teaching K-6 music in the Illinois public school system, as well as in several South Carolina schools.Her
other experiences include teaching private voice, singing professionally with the St. Louis Symphony Choir, directing an adult church choir and teaching preschool music in several Mothers Day Out programs.