Jeanne Phillips Youth Competition Award
Jeanne Marvin Phillips, a dedicated music educator and classical pianist, helped establish the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra in 1953. This Youth competition honors the significant contributions she made to the orchestra's artistic development, and her encouragement of young musicians.
She studied with Julliard's renowned Madame Lhevinne, and earned a B.A. and M.A. at the Eastman School of Music. A member of the orchestra percussion section, she also served as President from 1963 to 1965. Jeanne later taught theory and piano pedagogy at Bucks County Community College, and performed in recitals with acclaimed pianist David Sokoloff.