Recently retired from his position as Director of Bands at Centennial High School, adjunct faculty member Phil Hartman brings over three decades of teaching experience to the Instrumental Music courses at Boise State University.
A graduate of Boise State University (B.M. Education) and West Virginia University (M.M. Education), Mr. Hartman taught in the Boise area for over three decades. During that time he served time as the President of the District III Music Educators, as Band Chairman for the Idaho Music Educators Association (IMEA), Coordinator of the Idaho All-State Band and Director of the Junior Idaho Youth Wind Symphony.
While teaching, Mr. Hartman received numerous awards including: Centennial High School’s “Teacher of the Year,” District III Band Director of the Year, and with his wife Wendy, the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts bestowed by Boise Mayor David Bieter. In 2008, the John Philip Sousa Foundation and Bandworld Magazine recognized Mr. Hartman’s dedication to excellence by awarding him the Legion of Honor.
Under his direction, the Centennial High School Band program accumulated numerous accolades throughout the Northwest including: three performances at the Idaho Music Educators All-State Conference, one performance at the All-Northwest Music Conference in Bellevue, Washington, and a streak of eleven consecutive Sweepstakes Championships at the District III Marching Festival.
Mr. Hartman’s educational philosophy includes an emphasis on students continuing to be active music participants after graduation. As a result, nearly 100 Centennial graduates went on to become music majors in college, and many more participated in college/service bands and orchestras. He is married to Wendy Hartman, also recently retired from her position as Director of Orchestras at Boise High School and has two children Angela and Ryan, and a son-in-law Rodney Zuroeveste, all teachers.