Philip Alejo (he/his/him) is an Associate Professor of Music (Double Bass) at the University of Arizona and Artist Faculty at the Bay View Music Festival. Philip collaborates regularly with harpist Claire Happel in River Town Duo, which released a recording of new commissions in January 2021, sponsored by the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Philip additionally teaches at the Arizona ASTA Bass Jams and the Richard Davis Bass Conference at the University of Wisconsin. He was recently named MusAid Teaching Artist at El Sistema, El Salvador. Philip holds degrees from Oberlin College (BA/BM), Yale University (MM), and University of Michigan (DMA).