Concept & Music
Phillip is the winner of the 2015 Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theater Songwriting and a finalist for the 2016 Richard Rodgers Award for My Heart Is the Drum, his first musical. Mr. Palmer wrote the music for The Weatherman (book and lyrics by Alisa Klein Hauser, Clear Space Productions, and Network One-Act Festival). His dance compositions have been choreographed and performed at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the ImageMovementSound Festival in Rochester, NY. He graduated from the Eastman School of Music and has studied traditional drumming and choral music in Ghana and South Africa. Mr. Palmer is also commissioned Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In his capacity as a diplomat, he lived and worked for five years in Southern Africa and Haiti, where he managed programs to help small farmers and businesses. He holds a Master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University.