Anna-Christina (Annie) Phillips is a clarinetist, bass clarinetist, and arts advocate whose career has spanned almost every department of every size of organization, from a self-managed chamber ensemble to a startup orchestra-for-hire to the San Francisco Symphony. At NEC, she is Associate Dean of Entrepreneurial Musicianship and teaches arts marketing. She also co-directs San Francisco's Switchboard Music, whose flagship event is an annual marathon festival showcasing the Bay Area's diverse musical communities, and is Instructor of Arts Marketing at UMass Amherst.
Before moving to Boston, Annie lived in San Francisco and worked on behalf of numerous ensembles promoting new and interesting musical presentations. Most recently, Annie was on the professional development faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory and program lead at Zoo Labs, where she led two-week music residencies blending elements of a tech startup accelerator with a traditional artist residency. For five years, she was the managing director of the Magik*Magik Orchestra, a made-to-order orchestra for artists and creatives, and was a founding member of a theatrical chamber ensemble that performed music from memory and in costume.
Annie earned degrees in clarinet performance from the Peabody and San Francisco Conservatories. Outside of music, Annie is a competitive rower and noncompetitive knitter.