Phillip Hash is a professor and coordinator of Music Education at Illinois State University in Normal. He holds an Ed.D. in music education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a M.M in wind conducting from Northwestern University, and a B.M. in music education from Millikin University. Dr Hash currently serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education and the Journal of Band Research, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for Research in Music Education. Dr. Hash has published numerous research and practitioner articles on music education history, instrumental music pedagogy, mentoring student teachers, and music teacher evaluation, as well as arrangements for band, strings, and small ensembles.
Dr. Hash taught at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from 2004–2017, and from 1989–2004, directed elementary, middle school, and high school bands in the Chicago area. He has received the Outstanding Chicagoland Music Educator Award, as well as the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association on two occasions. Dr. Hash is also an honorary member of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association and an elected member of the Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters’ Fraternity.