Principal percussionist Philip Shipley, is a central Ohio native and has performed as a member of the CSO since 1982. Prior to the CSO, Phil toured and performed with various musical groups and Broadway shows throughout the U.S. and abroad. As a recording artist, Phil has performed on national television themes as well as commercials. Aside from his Columbus Symphony performances, Phil is now involved in a new electronic music project combining hip hop, Hindu, and Klezmer music.
Outside of music, Phil is passionate in restoring Heywood-Wakefield furniture.