COUNTRY United States
GROUP CENTRE COLLEGE, CENTRAL KENTUCKY YOUTH ORCHESTRAS
Colin Hill is the Visiting Percussion Instructor at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, where he teaches private lessons and directs the percussion ensemble. He also currently serves as the Director of Percussion for the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras.
As an active performer and educator of classical percussion, jazz drumset, and world music, Colin performs regularly with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, BluHill Percussion Duo, Geyer-Espinosa Project, Scott Meshke Trio, XPlorium Chamber Ensemble, REP Theatre Company, and the Blue Steel Caribbean Ensemble. Other professional commitments have included the Bloomington Pops Orchestra, Bluegrass Area Jazz Association Big Band, EnVaGe Chamber Ensemble, Walnut Street Ragtime Ramblers, Bahama Brothers Steel Band, Dieter Rice Jazz Quartet, Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps.
Colin has appeared as a guest artist and clinician at numerous high schools and universities throughout the midwest as well as PAS Days of Percussion in Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee. He has taught, adjudicated, and written music for various high schools and middle schools and has been a faculty member for the Central Music Academy, Music for All Summer Symposium, and the University of North Texas Summer Drumline Camp.
As an artist in the international spotlight, Colin has been invited to perform showcase concerts at the Taiwanese International Band Festival, Paris Conservatory's PerKumania Percussion Festival, Boomslang New Music Festival, Percussive Arts Society's International Convention, Ecole Nationale de Musique in Alencon, France, Jazz Educator Network's Annual Conference, North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, and the Internation L'Ecole Municipale de Musique in Le Mans, France.
Colin received his Bachelors from the University of North Texas, Masters from Indiana University, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate at the University of Kentucky. His primary teachers have included Jose Aponte, Kevin Bobo, James Campbell, Christopher Deane, Mark Ford, Steve Houghton, Paul Rennick, Robert Schietroma, Ed Smith, Ed Soph, Michael Spiro, and John Tafoya.