Maestro Phillip Wilson

Maestro Phillip Wilson, now a great-grandfather, was a public school band director and music teacher in New Mexico for 28 years.  He was Professor Gore's teacher, band director, mentor, and the first person to encourage her talent with words.  

Born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and having lived his entire life in New Mexico, he is deeply enculturated in the Northern New Mexican Hispanic culture.