Phyllis Crossen-Richardson (Artistic Director & Clarinet) has performed extensively as chamber musician and recitalist throughout the United States. While living in Philadelphia, she regularly performed with The Tyler Chamber Players and Trilogy. Locally, she plays in Trio Simpatico, Crosswinds, the Annapolis Wind Symphony, and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra among others.
As the Annapolis Chamber Players' Artistic Director, Phyllis works with her colleagues to craft unique and appealing programs of famous and not so famous works for mixed chamber ensembles. She also is committed to music education, in particular, providing chamber music opportunities for young musicians. She is the Director of ACP's Chesapeake Chamber Music Connection and former director of University of Maryland's ClarinetConnection. She has taught clarinet privately and coached chamber music ensembles at the University of Maryland, South River High School, and for the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2010, Phyllis joined Washington College’s music faculty.
Phyllis received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Maryland, and her Bachelor of Music degree from The Peabody Conservatory of Music. She studied clarinet with Loren Kitt, Ignatius Gennusa, Anthony Gigliotti, and Robert Marcellus among others. She has done extensive research and archival work for the International Clarinet Association Research Center, written liner notes for music CDs, and published articles in The Clarinet, Clarinet & Saxophone, and NACWPI Journal.
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