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Lamont School of Music

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William Hill

William   Hill

  • Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 211
  • 303-871-6981
  • whill@du.edu

Biography:

William Hill has been critically acclaimed as a composer, soloist, visual artist, recording artist, and conductor. Currently he is Principal Timpanist with the Colorado Symphony and Grand Teton Music Festival where he also serves as a resident composer. Mr. Hill teaches music composition at the University of Denver 's Lamont School of Music. In addition to the Colorado and Grand Teton appointments Mr. Hill has served as a composer with the Colorado Symphony, Ohio Chamber Orchestra, National Music Festival, Academy in the Wilderness Chamber Orchestra, Cheyenne Symphony, Denver Chamber Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival, Strings in the Mountains Festival, and Denver Public Schools and the Nova Series of Salt Lake City.
 
Compositions of William Hill have been widely performed, including venues such as Kennedy Center in Washington , D. C., the Hebrew Arts Center in New York , and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, among others and in all of Denver 's major theaters and concert halls. His chamber compositions have been performed by members of the Chicago , Cincinnati , San Francisco and Colorado Symphonies.
 
A multi-instrumentalist, William Hill has been featured with numerous orchestras as a soloist on timpani, marimba, vibraphone, drum set, ethnic percussion, and in multiple percussion concertos. He is equally at home in classical, jazz, pop, folk, and world music idioms. Hill's first CD "Rhythms of Innocence" features him on more than 75 percussion instruments, recorders, wood flutes, didjeridoo, and piano. His jazz compositions have been featured in live performance on Colorado Public Television.
 
As a conductor Mr. Hill has led the Colorado Symphony, Denver Chamber Orchestra, various groups at the Grand Teton Music Festival, and numerous Denver area professional and amateur groups.