Phillip Hash

Phillip Hash

Phillip Hash
Associate Professor (Theory, Composition, History, Music Education), Music
(616) 526-6022
pmh3@calvin.edu
CF 243

Educational Background

  • Ed.D., Music Education, University of Illinois (Urbana)
  • M.M., Wind Conducting, Northwestern University (Evanston), 1996
  • B.A., Music Education, Millikin University (Decatur), 1989

Teaching & Conducting Experience

  • Band Director, Lockport Elementary School District #91
  • Choir Director, Christian Reformed Church of Western Springs
  • Director of Intermediate Boys Division, Interlochen Arts Camp
  • Director of Bands, Timothy Christian Schools
  • Band and Choral Director, Community Unit School District #425, Shabbona, IL

Biographical Information

Phillip M. Hash is Associate Professor of Music Education at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 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 taught instrumental music in the Chicago area for 14 years and has received the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association on two occasions as well as the Outstanding Chicagoland Music Educator Award. Bands under his direction have performed at the University of Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival and the Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference. Dr. Hash is an active scholar and has published in a number of periodicals including the Journal of Research in Music Education, the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, the Journal of Band Research, Arts Education Policy Review. Conference presentations include research topics, as well as sessions on instrumental music education, mentoring student teachers, and music teacher evaluation. His arrangements for bands, string orchestras, and small ensembles through Grand Mesa Music, Daehn Publications, and BRS Music.

Dr. Hash currently serves on the editorial committees of the Journal of Research in Music Education and the Journal of Music Therapy. He also serves as an adjudicator and clinician, sits on the board of the Michigan Music Education Association as the state research advisor, and works in various capacities with the Historical Special Research Interest Group of the National Association for Music Education.

Selected Publications

Articles, Peer Reviewed

  • The Glenwood manual training school band: 1892-1929 (2012, in press). Journal of Band Research, 47(2).
  • The Universal Teacher by J. E. Maddy and T. P. Giddings (1923) (2011[in press]). Journal of Research in Music Education,58(3).
  • Music at the Illinois asylum for feeble-minded children: 1865-1920 (2010). Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 32, 37-56.
  • Preservice classroom teachers’ attitudes toward music in the elementary curriculum (2010). Journal of Music Teacher Education, 19(2), 6-24.
  • A.R. McAllister and the Joliet township high school band: 1912-1926 (2009). Journal ofBand Research, 45(1), 33-52.
  • Undergraduate non-music major preferences for western art music (2009). Contributions to Music Education, 36(1), 9-24.
  • The national high school orchestra: 1926-1938 (2009). Journal of Research in Music Education, 56(1), 50-72.
  • Illinois school band association: 1924-1941 (2008). Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 30, 4-20.

Articles, Commissioned

  • “A. R. McAllister”, “Henri Dyett”, “Vandercook College of Music”. (3 articles in press). In, Charles Hiroshi Garrett, ed., Grove Dictionary of American Music (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. 

Articles, Non Peer Reviewed

  • Mentoring student teachers in music education (2009). Michigan Music Educator, 47(1), 8-11.
  • Internet resources for historical research in music education (2009, February). MENC History SRIG Newsletter, 2-3. Revised version (2009). Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 31, 3-5.
  • Reenergize your band program (2008). National Band Association Journal, 49(2), 62-63.
  • A music director's dilemma: Practical advice for working with instrumentalists (2008). Reformed Worship, No. 89, 33-35.
  • Responding to the cultural mandate through music education (2007). Christian Educators Journal, 47(2), 22-24.
  • Dust of those bells!: Resources for small handbell ensembles (2007) Reformed Worship, No. 86, 3-5. 

Music

Presentations

  • Small band programs: Strategies for success. (October 29, 2010/January 24, 2009)Wisconsin State Music Conference, Madison, Wisconsin/Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Historical Research in Music Education [panel discussion]. MENC Biennial Music Educators Conference (March 26, 2010).
  • Instrumental music teachers’ in-service (February 16, 2010). Grand Rapids Public Schools. Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • School bands in Illinois prior to 1930. (January 31, 2008). Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference, Peoria, Illinois.

Paper Presentations, Peer Reviewed

  • The Universal Teacher by J. E. Maddy and T. P. Giddings (1923) (2010). Poster session presented at the 2010 Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, January 21, 2010.
  • A. R. McAllister and the Joliet township high school band: 1912-1926 (2009). Paper presented at the Society for Research in Music Education Symposium II, Washington DC, June 20, 2009.
  • Joseph E. Maddy and the national high school orchestra: 1926-1938 (2008). Poster session presented at the 2009 Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, January 23, 2009.
  • Music at the Illinois asylum for feeble-minded children: 1865-1920 (2008). Poster session presented at the 2008 Biennial National Convention of MENC: The National Association for Music Education, Milwaukee WI, April 10, 2008.
  • Undergraduate non-music major preferences for Western art music (2008). Poster session presented at the 2008 Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, January 25, 2008. Poster and reading sessions presented at the Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference, Peoria IL, February 1, 2008.
  • Glenwood manual training school band: 1898-1929 (2007). Paper presented at the Society for Research in Music Education Symposium, Lawrence KS, July 7, 2007.