Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra

Phillip E. Allen, Guest Conductor

A native of Atlanta, Phillip is honored to have become a nationally recognized Composer, Arranger and Orchestrator. Over the years he garnered many local and national awards for his work; among these is the noteworthy and prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for his music composition work in television for The Boy King, about the childhood years of Martin Luther King, Jr. Additional notable composing highlights include: the theme song for the Macy’s Christmas Parade, live theatrical productions produced Off-Broadway, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Beverly Hills Playhouse, the Atlanta Jewish Community Center, the original bid theme song “The Dream” for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta sung by Celine Dion, the award-winning Atlanta Passion Play, and original music for the epic and historic Jerusalem 3000 Celebration – played by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta.

As a conductor, over the years Phillip has become associated with notable symphony orchestras. A few of these groups include: The Israel Philharmonic, The Gulf Coast Symphony, The Nashville String Machine and The Atlanta Pops Orchestra. In 2017 he became founder and conductor of the concert/recording/scoring orchestra, The Peach State Orchestra.

While Phillip remains an active Conductor, Composer, Organist and Pianist, he can also currently be found producing and playing in recording studios in both Atlanta and Nashville, as well as performing at churches throughout the Southeast. A few of these have included Roswell Street Baptist Church, Christ Church Anglican, First Baptist Church of Atlanta (including the international television ministry of Dr. Charles Stanley, In Touch, seen weekly by millions of people worldwide), First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church, Peachtree Corners Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Marietta, Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Briarlake Baptist Church and at his current home church, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, in Marietta, Georgia.

Over the past several years, the door has opened for Phillip to dive into scoring movies, with new projects in the works slated to be released soon. At last estimate, there are more than 4,000 pieces of music which have been penned by Phillip’s prolific hand, a segment of which have found their way into movie scores.

In his spare time, Phillip plays for numerous live theatre productions in orchestra pits around Atlanta. He also enjoys composing live musical accompaniment for classic Hollywood silent movies, along with pre-show entertainment and sing-alongs, rising from the pit as Staff Theatre Organist at The Strand Theatre in Marietta. 

Phillip currently resides in Marietta, Georgia with his wife Mandy. Together they enjoy cruising and traveling, especially exploring the amazing back roads of Georgia. Also, Phillip enjoys reading, studying and collecting symphonic classical music scores along with great Hollywood movie scores.