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Philip Camp, Ph.D.

Professor of Music; Director of Choirs; Director of Best Friends

Education
  • Ph. D. in Fine Arts, Choral Conducting, Texas Tech University, 2002
  • Master of Music in Choral Music, Arizona State University, 1992
  • Bachelor of Music Education, Abilene Christian University, 1990
Current Classes
  • Praise Choir
  • Chamber Singers
  • Best Friends
  • Secondary Choral Methods
  • Music History
  • Senior Seminar
  • Advanced Choral Conducting

Biography

Dr. Philip Camp serves as Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities for Lubbock Christian University.  He received the Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Abilene Christian University and the Master's Degree in Choral Music from Arizona State University. He began teaching at LCU in the fall of 1996 as an adjunct professor and co-director of the Meistersinger Chorus, becoming their full time director in the 1997-98 academic year.  In the fall of 1998, he became the Director of Choral Activities, and the choral program was re-established with the Praise Choir, an ensemble that emphasized church concerts and originally resulted as a merger of the A Cappella and Meistersinger Choruses, and the Chamber Singers, a newly founded ensemble that presented concerts of classical choral literature.   He began serving as director for LCU’s award winning contemporary a cappella ensemble, Best Friends, in 2018.

LCU choirs under Dr. Camp's direction have performed throughout the Southwestern United States as well as Ireland, Eastern Australia, and Eastern Europe.  Aside from traveling with the choir, Dr. Camp maintains interests in church activities, photography, and snow skiing, and has recently taken up swimming and bicycling. He serves as a Deacon for the 12th Street Church of Christ in Shallowater, where he is active in worship leading, education, local outreach, and world missions. He is married to Dr. Tammy Camp, and they have two young adult children, Landon, a recent graduate of LCU with a degree in Music Education, and Lauren, a current junior majoring in Pre-Music Therapy.

Latest News

  • CD Recording, to be released February, 2021: Best Friends: Still Rolling Stones, available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, iTunes, YouTube, and as a CD through the LCU Chap Store
  • Conductor, LCU and Wayland Combined Choir Performances and Orchestra, including performances of Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, Handel’s Coronation Anthems, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Mark Hayes’ Te Deum, Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna, Ola Gjeilo's Dark Night of the Soul and Luminous Night of the Soul — View here, Spring, 2017, Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, and Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living — View Here.
  • Director, LCU Choir Campaign and Outreach Performances: Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland, May, 2019
  • 2006-present, Director Master Follies Hosts and Hostesses