Rick Phillips was affiliated with CBC Radio for 30 years in a career spanning production, on-air performance and management. He holds a B.Mus. from McGill University and an M.Mus. from the University of Toronto. For 14 years he was the host and producer of Sound Advice, the weekly guide to classical music and recordings, heard on CBC Radio One and CBC Radio Two. He is also a freelance writer and reviewer, lecturer, panel moderator, consultant, musical tour guide, artistic director, concert host, and he often sits as juror for the Juno Awards in the classical music categories. Rick is the author of The Essential Classical Recordings – 101 CDs. He also leads a variety of music history and appreciation courses at several Toronto universities.