Honored to be the Music Director of the Festival Celebration Choir, Philip Spaeth started studying music at the age of eight under beloved Sacandaga Valley musician and artist Anne Miller.
Philip is a graduate of the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York College at Potsdam, where he obtained a Bachelor of Music in Composition and a Performance Certificate in the French Horn.
While at Crane, he
studied composition with David Heinick, French horn with John Ericson, and conducting with Timothy Topolewski .
Since 2001, Philip has been the Music Director at the Church of St. Peter in Saratoga Springs, serving as organist, pianist, choir director, cantor trainer, composer and liturgist.
He is a member of the American Guild of Organists and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, and also serves as a member of the Music Sub-Committee of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.
was also honored to direct the Albany Diocesan Choir for a Diaconate Ordination at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Philip is an avid composer of classical and liturgical compositions.