Phil McClelland is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College and the Curtis Institute of Music. He is a member of the Lancaster Symphony, the Kennett Symphony, and a tenured member of the orchestras of the Pennsylvania Ballet and Opera Company of Philadelphia.
His varied pursuits range from being a regular substitute with the Philadelphia Orchestra, to playing musicals, to playing big band music, having toured in the past with Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton and Glenn Miller and in Atlantic City showrooms for headlining stars such as Sammy Davis, Jr., Lou Rawls, Dean Martin and Johnny Mathis, to name a few.
Phil is an Adjunct Professor of Trombone at Temple University.
Besides his trombone life, Phil has always been a singer, being a soloist in many concerts, oratorios, events and weddings. He is currently the tenor soloist at Good Samaritan Church in Paoli, Pa.
Audio engineering has been an ongoing passion of his. He was the Director of AV Services at the Curtis Institute for many years, and continues to have requests to record artists. He traveled to Israel to record Hagai Shaham for Hyperion Records and consulted with Jerusalem Music Center for updates in their studio. He recorded and produced the complete Schubert and Beethoven Sonatas with world-renowned pianist Seymour Lipkin, and was also the engineer for a Grammy-nominated CD of the Guarneri String Quartet last year.