Phillip Roberts is a composer and performer from Virginia. The musical heritage of his home state lends an air of Americana to Roberts' music. Now living in Cincinnati, the birthplace of funk, driving rhythms and soulful harmonies pervade many of his compositions.
In the summer, Roberts is on the composition/
theory faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, and teaches at Peraza Music Workshop in Cincinnati during the year. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Miami University of Ohio. Roberts has fulfilled commissions from such ensembles as Close Encounters with Music, the Luray Main Street Singers, and the University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. As a pianist and organist, Roberts is an active recitalist, championing not only his own works but those of his fellow composers. He is a pianist for the Cincinnati Ballet, and has toured the East Coast and United Kingdom as an accompanist for vocalists and choirs.