Philip Saunders, in his sixteenth season as low bass for Volti, studied trombone and voice at Indiana University. He played four years for the Fresno Philharmonic, and in various Los Angeles and San Francisco area orchestras. He sang with the Fresno Lyric Opera, Los Angeles Opera Chorus, L.A. Master Chorale, S.F. Symphony Chorus, Creative Voices, AVE and the Josquin Singers, and has twice been guest soloist at the Mendocino Music Festival. He also sings (and contributes the odd motet and psalm setting) for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Oakland as soloist and substitute Music Director, and is a founding member of Pacific Collegium. He works with computers to keep the lights on.