About Phillip Loos
Get to know Phillip Loos
Mr. Phillip Loos received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Valparaiso University and his Master of Education degree from Purdue University.
He recently served as Director of Middle School Orchestras at the Osceola County School for the Arts in Kissimmee, Florida where he has been nominated as The Gaylord Palms Arts Teacher of the Year and the OCSA Teacher of the Year. Mr. Loos served as the Osceola County District Orchestra Professional Learning Community Co-Chair and as Florida Orchestra Association District 19 Secretary/Chair-Elect. Mr. Loos played horn with the South Shore Orchestra and has performed under world-renowned musicians Jay Friedman and Riccardo Muti. He has also played with Windiana Professional Concert Band, the LaPorte Symphony Orchestra and the Memorial Opera House Theatre Company. He has served as a Lecturer in Music Theory and Music Appreciation at Purdue University and as director of Orchestras and AP Music Theory at Highland High School in Highland, IN. He was the pit orchestra director for the Highland Theatre Company (HTC) and Director of Music MInistries at the First Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso.
He studied horn with William C. Robinson, Andrew Bain, Susanna Drake, Lee Shirer, and John Schreckengost, and strings with Dennis Friesen-Carper, Nora Frisk, Jennifer Zeigner, Karl Linden, and Kamen Vatchev.
His professional memberships include National Association for Music Education, Florida Orchestra Association, American String Teachers Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. As a member of the Florida Music Education Association, Mr. Loos has been recognized as an emerging leader.
In addition to his musical endeavors, Mr. Loos enjoys reading, running, and volunteering at church.