Philip Swanson was the first Treasurer of the National Flute Association (1972-75) and charter member of the board of directors that created the NFA’s by-laws, incorporation and non-profit status. He was co-program chair for the first annual convention in Anaheim, California and established the NFA Music Library at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He produced and published the first edition (1976) and second edition (1979) of the NFA Music Library Catalog. He has served on many NFA committees, including the Long-Range Planning Committee, the Library Committee and the Publicity Committee. At numerus NFA conventions he has performed in solo and chamber combinations, conducted, and served on panels on a host of topics. He studied with Joseph Mariano, at the Eastman School of Music and taught at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the University of Arizona, the University of the Redlands, and Northern Arizona University. He has played with numerous symphony orchestras, including the San Antonio Symphony, the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Arizona Opera Orchestra, and the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra.