Phil Smyth
Director of Music & Technical Affairs - Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocalist

Originally from Alberta Canada, Phil Smyth has distinguished himself in the music scene in Wisconsin as a versatile guitarist, violinist, overall multi-instrumentalist, and educator. He currently works as the orchestra director at Neenah high school. His performance credits include; 3 summers as guitarist with the Milwaukee-based show, KIDS from Wisconsin, Concertmaster of the UWSP symphony orchestra, UWSP concerto competition winner, member of award-winning Wisconsin-based country bands Tuscan Road, and Raised Reckless, Jason Mcnabb and the Reign, and Grand Union, Fiddle player in Dave Matthews Tribute project "Ants Marching", Multi-instrumentalist and technical director of the acclaimed Christmas show "For Kids from 1-92" which has sold out venues all over Wisconsin and the midwest, and guitar player and fiddler in the popular world beat Canadian fiddle band Barrage. With Barrage, Phil has played in venues all over the world including the Bubbledome in Bejing China, The Aosta Celtic festival in Italy, and PACs all over the US and Canada. He also is the technical director and producer of the "Rock infused Orchestra" project RIO which is helping modernize string instrument education in Wisconsin. He has also co-produced shows that have toured in China and in Croatia.