Phil Swann's career in the entertainment industry has spanned more than 30-years as a composer, author, playwright, performer, producer and teacher. A short list of his work includes:
His latest work for the theatre, Musical Fools, is a musical farce co-authored by Phil Swann, Ron West and the legendary Neil Simon.
Swann is the author of the novels The Song of Eleusis and The Mozart Conspiracy. Both books are mystery thrillers painted against the backdrop of the music industry. The Mozart Conspiracy has already achieved international success and is published in Italian under the title, Il Codice Amadeus. Swann is currently working on his next book.
As a songwriter, Phil Swann's songs have been used in countless TV shows, movies, and have been recorded by numerous recording artists including: Clay Aiken, Lee Ann Womack, Josh Strickland, Blake Shelton, Neal McCoy, Rodney Atkins, Eamonn McCrystal and Lee Greenwood, to name only a few.
A former staff songwriter and producer for DreamWorks, Swann's production credits include: Helen Slater, The Good Mad, Laura Hall, Kelly McCleod, Danielle Kuri, Roberta Duchak, Dave Aguallo and Dan Nahmod. Solo projects by Swann include the critically acclaimed jazz recording, Stale Scotch and Cheap Cigars, and the pop EP, Age of Opportunity.
Phil Swann is a favorite speaker at organizations throughout the United States and Canada. His creative workshops have been embraced by The Songwriters Guild of America, the Nashville Songwriters Association, BMI, ASCAP, and UCLA, where Swann teaches the art and craft of writing, and sits on the Board of Advisors for the school's Music Production Program. Swann is also an advisor and adjunct professor at the Los Angeles College of Music.
Originally from Milton, West Virginia, Swann is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. He now makes his home in Los Angeles, California.