Phil Hollar teaches recorder, hurdy-gurdy, and early music in Greensboro, North Carolina. He serves as teacher and coach for Voce Ventus, a recorder ensemble formed to teach recorder technique and ensemble playing skills. Phil has served as faculty at the Atlanta Early Music Alliance’s Mid-Winter Workshop and at Mountain Collegium Early Music and Folk Music Workshop. He has many years’ experience leading American Recorder Society chapter playing sessions and has been invited to lead various local chapters’ sessions throughout the Southeast. Phil served as the president of the Atlanta Recorder Society from 2005 – 2009. Currently, he is music director for the Triad Early Music Society and serves as a board member for the American Recorder Society. Phil holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Phil currently plays with Gate City Consort, a recorder consort specializing in early and contemporary music for recorder. Gate City Consort performs music from the twelfth through the twenty-first century, featuring music from such composers as Binchois, Boismortier, Bach, and Britten. The group has been featured in numerous concert series’ including Greensboro College’s Finch Chapel, Bethabara Moravian Church, and Trinity Music Academy. Most recently, Gate City Consort performed in the Music for a Great Space concert series.