TN Tech University - United States
Dr. Colin Hill is the Interim Professor of Percussion Studies at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN where he teaches the drumline, private lessons, percussion methods, percussion ensemble, and percussion pedagogy and literature.
As an active performer, Colin has been invited to perform concerts throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He performs regularly with the BluHill Percussion Duo, Nief-Norf Project, Bryan Symphony Orchestra, and the TTU Faculty Jazz Combo. Other performing credits include the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, Bloomington Pops Orchestra, REP Theatre Company, and the Bluegrass Area Jazz Association Big Band.
As an educator, Colin has appeared as a guest artist and clinician at universities and high schools throughout the United States and has been invited to present clinics at several PAS Days of Percussion and the PAS International Convention. He has served as a faculty member for Centre College, the Central Music Academy, Music for All Summer Symposium, and the University of North Texas Drumline Camp. In 2013, Colin was awarded the distinct honor of acting as James Campbell’s sabbatical replacement at the University of Kentucky.
Colin has a deep scholarly interest in the practice habits of successful musicians. Focusing primarily on the practice habits of percussionists, he frequently lectures at colleges and universities across the country and has been published in several scholarly journals.
Colin holds degrees from The University of North Texas (B.M.), Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University (M.M.), and The University of Kentucky (D.M.A) and is a sponsored artist of Pearl/Adams, Innovative Percussion, Grover Pro Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, and Evans Drumheads.