In this series, Manager of Visitor and Family Engagement Emily Bray profiles volunteers within the museum. Phillips volunteers are an integral part of the museum and help in many ways: greeting and guiding guests through the museum, helping with Sunday Concerts, assisting patrons in the library, helping out with Phillips after 5 and special events, and so much more. Our volunteers offer a wealth of expertise and experience to the museum, and we are delighted to highlight several them.
Tiffany Lin, Phillips Music Volunteer
What year did you start volunteering at The Phillips Collection?
What do you see as the most valuable aspect of your volunteering?
I enjoy seeing patrons who attend music concerts week after week, season after season. The Sunday Concerts have cultivated a community for music enthusiasts in DC to gather and share an afternoon together. I often witness audience members leaving concerts more invigorated than they were coming into the concert.
What do you do when you are not volunteering at The Phillips Collection?
I’m a business analyst at the Carlyle Group where I’ve worked for five years. In the fall, I will be joining the MBA program at the Wharton School in Philadelphia.
What is your favorite room or painting here?
The Music Room holds a special place in my heart. I’ve spent many moments unintentionally holding my breath in the Music Room, captive to the music vibrating off the dark wood paneling.
If you had to choose one word to describe Phillips, what would it be?
Share a fun fact about you!
I play a bell tower instrument called the carillon and have performed concerts in 10 states since 2013 as a member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. Come hear me play this summer at the Netherlands Carillon in Arlington on June 30 and the McDonogh School on July 6.
Is there anything else you would like to share?
While I’ve enjoyed exploring other nearby venues for Sunday Concerts, I am excited to be back in the Music Room after the renovation is completed this year!