Philip Kern is Associate Professor of Music and chair of the Performing Arts Department of Marian University, Indianapolis. At Marian, Philip is an instructor of music theory, choral arranging, and the history of musical theater. He has been composing and arranging choral music since 1994.
Phil recieved a B.A. in Music Education from Marian in 1979 and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the Musical Theater program at New York University in 1986. While in New York, he played keyboards for Cats, Grand Hotel, Some Americans Abroad, and Nunsense. He also served as Associate Conductor for Anything Goes, staring Patti LuPone at the Lincoln Center. On the road, Philip has played for Cats and Phantom of the Opera. During the summers of 1992 and 1994, he was musical director for the "Hot Summer Nights" series at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.