Anna-Christina (Annie) Phillips is on faculty and Assistant Director of Entrepreneurial Musicianship at the New England Conservatory. She is also co-director of Switchboard Music, a music presenter in San Francisco that supports the creation and performance of new music by the Bay Area’s diverse musical communities. Previously, Annie was on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she co-created and taught Musical Startups, a seminar on bringing musical projects to life. As an arts advocate in San Francisco, she worked as Program Director at Zoo Labs, Managing Director of the Magik*Magik Orchestra, and in publicity for the San Francisco Symphony and numerous independent ensembles. As a performer, she excels in diverse genres and particularly loves memorized, staged chamber music and session work for indie rock bands. Annie studied clarinet and bass clarinet at the Peabody and San Francisco Conservatories, and in her free time is a competitive rower.