Philip Alejo (he/his) is an Associate Professor of Music, Double Bass at the University of Arizona and Artist Faculty at the Bay View Music Festival. Previously he served as Associate Principal Bass of the Quad City Symphony and Visiting Professor of Bass at the University of Michigan. A former member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra, Alejo has also performed with the Tucson Symphony, Arizona Opera, and Flint Symphony. Alejo collaborates regularly with harpist Claire Happel in River Town Duo, which released a recording of new commissions in 2020, sponsored by the Arizona Commission on the Arts. His numerous music festival residencies include Spoleto Festival USA, Lucerne Festival, Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival, Oaxaca Instrumenta, Aldeburgh Festival, Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, and Aspen Music Festival. Alejo taught at the Arizona ASTA Bass Jams, the Richard Davis Bass Conference at the University of Wisconsin, and El Sistema, El Salvador. Alejo holds degrees from Oberlin College (BA/BM), Yale University (MM), and the University of Michigan (DMA).