Philip Alejo


Philip Alejo currently teaches at St. Ambrose University (IA) and served as Visiting Professor of Bass at the University of Michigan in 2011.  During the 2010-2011 season, Philip was a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra.  In addition, Philip is the Associate Principal Bass of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and regularly performs with Ensemble Dal Niente, the Flint Symphony Orchestra, and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Philip has participated in numerous summer music festivals, including Spoleto Festival USA, Lucerne Festival Academy, Oaxaca Instrumenta Verano, Britten Pears Programme, Pacific Music Festival, Mackinac Island Music Festival, Bay View Music Festival and Aspen Music Festival.  While at the University of Michigan, Philip was a fellow at the Center of World Performance Studies, which supported his study of tango performance in Buenos Aires.  Philip graduated from Oberlin before completing a MM at the Yale School of Music and a DMA from the University of Michigan.  He is grateful to have studied with and been mentored by Peter Dominguez and Diana Gannett.