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G. Phillip Shoultz,III

Adjunct Faculty - Choral Conducting

Music, Film & Creative Enterprise

  • Education
  • BA, magna cum laude with high honors, University of Georgia
    BM, magna cum laude with high honors, University of Georgia
    MM, Georgia State University
    ABD, University of Minnesota
  • Expertise
  • Conducting, Choral Pedagogy, Distanced Learning Choral Pedagogy, Choral Music Literature, Vocal Pedagogy, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Arts
Known for fostering community and inspiring action among people of all ages and abilities, G. Phillip Shoultz, III, enjoys a multifaceted career as an artist, educator, consultant, speaker, and pastoral musician. Phillip serves as Associate Conductor | Director of Learning and Engagement of VocalEssence where he founded the Vocal Essence Singers Of This Age. Phillip is also Cantor for Worship, Music, and the Arts at Westwood Lutheran Church, and serves as the principal host for Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concerts. Phillip frequently conducts choirs and leads workshops across the United States and beyond. His teaching experiences includes time at the University of St. Thomas, the University of Minnesota, and Georgia State University, and his service in the public schools garnered multiple Teacher of the Year honors. He is the founder of Table for More, a consulting umbrella that engages organizations in action planning to create more equity and belonging within the arts.The winner of the 2015 ACDA Graduate Conducting Competition and an International Conductors’ Exchange Program Participant, Phillip believes in the transformative power of shared singing experiences. He lives in St Louis Park with his wife, Michelle and their two children (Malachi, 6 and Lydia, 2).