2023-Distinguished Service Award

Phillip Hash

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.

Dr. Hash has received the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association on two occasions, as well as the Outstanding Chicagoland Music Educator Award and an honorary membership in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the Illinois Music Education Association, Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters’ Fraternity, and the National Band Association. Dr. Hash has held positions on the editorial committees of the Journal of Research in Music Education and the Journal of Music Therapy, and currently serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education and the Journal of Band Research. He is also chair elect of the Executive Committee of the Society for Research in Music Education. Dr. Hash has published numerous research and practitioner articles on music education history, instrumental music pedagogy, mentoring student teachers, and music teacher evaluation, as well as arrangements for band, strings, and small ensembles.