Philip A. Swan was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Master Chorale in June 2018 for a three-year term. Mr. Swan first became a member of the Master Chorale’s Board of Directors in 1998, serving a 10-year term. He rejoined the board in 2012. Particularly supportive of fostering new work, Mr. Swan currently underwrites the Swan Family Artist-in Residence position, held by Eric Whitacre until the end of the 2019-20 season.
Previously, the Swan Family underwrote a three-year composer-in-residence position for Shawn Kirchner, who premiered three new works with the Master Chorale from 2012 through 2015, including a major work for orchestra and choir titled Songs of Ascent that was reprised during the Master Chorale’s 2018-19 season.
Mr. Swan is President of Phil Swan Five, LLC, representing visual artists and assisting them with marketing and sales of their work. Previous positions included Director of Investor Relations for Griffis Residential (a private equity real estate company) and Senior Vice President at The Capital Group. In addition to his role with the Master Chorale, Mr. Swan is a trustee of Colorado College and the Della Martin Foundation; a director of the Ann Peppers Foundation, Cygnet Foundation, and National Audubon Society; and on the Board of Overseers of The Huntington.