Philip Dikeman is currently Associate Professor of Flute at The Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, a position he assumed in 2011. Prior to joining the faculty at The Blair School, he was a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for almost 20 years. During his tenure with the DSO, he held the position of Assistant Principal Flute as well as Acting Principal Flute for his final two seasons. In addition, he has played Guest Principal Flute with both the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony and joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic on their 2010 U.S Tour as Guest Associate Principal Flute.
In chamber music, Mr. Dikeman was a member of the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings for 18 seasons. His performances with DCWS included regular appearances on their subscription series, as well as various tours including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Lucerne, Switzerland. He was also a featured performer for the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival while still a member of the DSO. He has made recital and master class appearances throughout the United States, including Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, and Interlochen.
In 2014, he was honored to accept the role of Program Chair for the National Flute Association’s 2014 Convention, aptly titled “Perform, Inspire, Educate!” Also, in the spring of 2015 he traveled to Berlin with the Blair Woodwind Quintet to play a concert at the invitation of the Berlin Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet.