Adjunct Instructor Low Brass
518-381-1231, ext. 2
M.M., The Hartt School of Music
B.M., Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam
Phil Pandori is Adjunct Professor of Low Brass (Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba) at SUNY Schenectady County Community College. In addition to his work at SUNY SCCC, Phil teaches band in the Niskayuna Central School District where he directs the High School Concert Band and Stage Band, the full band program at Craig Elementary School, as well as Middle and High School brass and percussion lessons. Previously, Phil has taught 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Band in the District. Phil maintains a low brass studio and is a freelance trombonist across the Capital Region. Phil previously taught Brass Techniques at SUNY Schenectady, as well as Wind Ensemble and Low Brass Lessons at Skidmore College.
Phil currently holds the Principal Trombone seat in the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra and Capital Region Wind Ensemble and works frequently as a freelance musician in the Capital Region. Phil has performed with the Johnny Mathis, Tony DeSare, Wynton Marsalis, The Orchestra of Northern New York, Northern Symphonic Winds, Glens Falls Symphony, Burnt Hills Oratorio, Octavo Singers, Battenkill Chorale, Brass Abbey Brass Quintet and more.
Phil spends most of his performance time with the New York Players Entertainment Group as the full-time trombone player for Upstate New York's premier party band.
Phil owns and operates Bristol Hills Music Camp (est. 1962) - a week-long quality-intensive outdoor music camp for Band, String and Orchestra students grades 7-12 – located on Bristol Mountain just outside of Canandaigua, New York.
Additionally, Phil has previously served as the New York State School Music Association Representative for Zone 7 as well as a member of the New York State Band Directors Association Executive Board as Middle School Honor Band Chair and Committee Member at Large.
Phil earned his undergraduate degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music, where he also minored in Jazz Studies and earned a certificate in Trombone Performance under Mark Hartman and Bret Zvacek. Phil earned his Masters’ Degree in Trombone Performance from the Hartt School of Music under Ronald Borror.