Phillip Hash is a Professor 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 taught music education at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from 2004–2017. From 1989–2004, he taught elementary, middle school, and high school bands in the Chicago area, and from 1994–2004, served as choir director at the Christian Reformed Church of Western Springs, Illinois. Bands under his direction have performed at the University of Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival and the Illinois Music Education Association All-State Conference.