Cantor Phillips has enjoyed a strong relationship with the world-renowned 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, where she has worked both as a Jewish educator and as a publicist. Her responsibilities at the Y included serving as a press liaison for major speakers and events, teaching and developing a curriculum for the second grade class in the pluralistic Connect Jewish After School program, and leading the Y’s adult seder for over 100 guests. She has also appeared as a cantorial guest at her home synagogue, Temple Israel of Great Neck, and at numerous other congregations in the US, Canada, and Israel.
Cantor Phillips has performed with Shir Chadash: The Brooklyn Jewish Community Chorus, where she sang the soprano solo in Souls on Fire, an oratorio by Cantor Charles Osbourne. She also participated in a service and gala concert celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday of the beloved synagogue composer Max Janowski at KAM-Isaiah Israel Congregation in Chicago. An alumna of Hazamir: The National Jewish High School Choir, Cantor Phillips has performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Jazz at Lincoln Center and currently serves as a member of the Hazamir Alumni Council. As an interpreter of opera and musical theater repertoire, Cantor Phillips has performed around the United States, Italy, and Israel in productions of Die Fledermaus (Adele), Ariadne auf Naxos (Zerbinetta), Oklahoma! (Ado Annie) and 1776 (Martha).
Cantor Phillips received her BA in Music with a minor in Communications and Media Studies from Tufts University and her MM in Vocal Performance from The Boston Conservatory. Cantor Phillips is excited to serve the Jewish community and brings to her cantorate an abundant sense of warmth, sincerity, and passion.