Phyllis Drake Cragin is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she studied clarinet with Anthony Gigliotti and piano with Martha Massena.
As a freelance clarinetist, she has played in various ensembles including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, the Long Beach Symhony in California, and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra.
As a keyboardist, Phyllis has played with instrumental and vocal soloists, chamber and choral groups. She was organist and choir director at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and also served as organist and choir director at St. George's Episcopal Church in Hellertown, Pennsylvania. She is currently piano accompanist at Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West in Colorado.
She composes and arranges instrumental and vocal music.