Stellar Award Winner Phillip Carter has rapidly risen to national and international acclaim status as a gifted and anointed gospel recording artist, prolific songwriter, accomplished musician, talented producer, and noted workshop facilitator. Phillip Carter and his group, Sounds of Victory (SOV), are the 2010 Stellar Award Winners for Fan Favorite Choir of the Year. Phillip also produced the 2010 Stellar Award Winner for Children's Performance of the Year, “Amazing” by Dr. Emory Andrews and the Oxon Hill High School Gospel Choir.
A native of Fort Washington, Maryland, Carter began playing the piano at 18 months of age, and began directing choirs when he was nine. He served as the Director of the Bowie State University Gospel Choir, the Assistant Director of the Howard University Gospel Choir, and is the current Director of the Georgetown University Choir.
Phillip has touched the lives of many young people as a music and choral teacher as well as a mentor at public schools in Washington, D.C., Prince George's County, Maryland, and Fairfax County, Virginia where he currently teaches Music and Computer Technology.
Regarding his Gospel Music career, Phillip has shared the stage with some of the world's most celebrated gospel artists, including Dorinda Clark-Cole, Edwin Hawkins, Lady Tramaine Hawkins, Walter Hawkins, and Albertina Walker. In 1997, Carter organized The Sounds of Victory. Now in their 16th year, Phillip Carter and SOV has traveled the U.S. and the world spreading the good news of Jesus Christ through song.
In 2010, Phillip co-founded the annual Independent Gospel Artists Alliance Conference, a business conference focusing on the needs of Independent Gospel, Christian, and Inspirational Artists to help them manage their business, their career, and their music.
Phillip serves as the current President and Chief Executive Officer of SOV, Inc. He's married to Stephanie Carter and has two wonderful sons: Stephen, age 7, and Thomas, age 5.