A California native, Philip Munds attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.  After graduation, he remained in the Bay area and played for the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Opera and Ballet Orchestras, the Berkeley Symphony and the Santa Cruz Symphony Orchestra.  In 1989 he moved east to play with the United States Air Force Band in Washington, DC.  While playing Associate Principal Horn in the band, he also performed extensively with the Air Force Woodwind Quintet.  In 1997, Mr. Munds left the service and filled the position of Assistant Principal Horn with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and in 2004, was appointed Principal Horn under Maestro Temirkanov.  He currently teaches at the University of Maryland.

He has recorded a CD of music for horn and piano with pianist Bryan Rowe called Spiorad. It can be found here.