Philip Morehead recently retired as Head of Music Staff for Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Ryan Opera Center. Morehead has conducted for Lyric Opera of Chicago performances of Verdi Un Ballo in Maschera, Gilbert & Sullivan Mikado, Strauss Die Fledermaus and Anthony Davis Amistad, as well as student performances of Carmen, Pagliacci, The Cunning Little Vixen, and The Magic Flute. Morehead is also a freelance pianist, harpsichordist, and conductor. He is a Music Consultant for the Highlands Opera Studio in Haliburton where he has conducted Gounod’s Faust and Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, Puccini’s La Boheme and this August 2019 will conduct Ariadne auf Naxos. He is the keyboard member of the Muskoka Big Band and is editor of The New International Dictionary of Music and the Penguin Thesaurus.