G. Phillip Shoultz, III, Mentoring Program Apprentice, an accomplished conductor, educator, vocalist, and speaker, is widely known for his work with singers of all ages and abilities. Phillip serves the Snellville United Methodist Church as Director of Music Ministries. In addition, he is the Artistic Director and Conductor of two community singing organizations: The Atlanta Institute for Musicianship and Singing/Atlanta Youth Choir and the Gwinnett Choral Guild. Before moving into full-time church ministry, Phillip served as Director of Choral/General Music studies for Winder-Barrow Middle School. While there, the program quadrupled in size, consistently received Superior ratings in performance evaluations, and the singers won two Sweepstakes trophies in the prestigious Southern Star Music Festival. In addition, Phillip was named Teacher of the Year on three separate occasions, by three different organizations.
Phillip holds the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees, Magna Cum Laude with High Honors, from the University of Georgia and has completed the coursework towards the Master of Music degree from Georgia State University. Additionally, he has completed post-graduate studies through the Choral Music Experience Institute and the Voice Care Network, where he now serves as a Senior Learner/Faculty member. Phillip frequently appears as a guest clinician for a variety of honor choirs, summer camps, and conferences throughout the country. He adjudicates solo and choral festivals and serves as guest voice educator to many schools, churches, and community organizations. Phillip believes that singing is a lifelong activity in which every person can experience great joy and his passion is creating corporate singing experiences.
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