Colin Hill

Colin Hill

Colin Hill

Tennessee Tech University / BluHill Percussion Duo

Colin Hill

Tennessee Tech University / BluHill Percussion Duo

Country:   United States Category:   CONCERT ARTISTS


Dr. Colin Hillis the Associate Professor of Percussion at Tennessee Tech University and currently serves as the Interim Director of the School of Music.


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, Bryan Symphony Orchestra, and the TTU Faculty Jazz Combo. Other performing credits include the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, nief-norf, 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 PAS International Conventions. 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.


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 high schoolsand universities across thecountry 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. Colin has served on the Percussive Arts Society Education Committee and is the immediate past President of the Tennessee Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.

Colin's Gear

Adams Percussion

5.0 Octave Robert Van Sice Artist Classic Marimba

3.0 Octave Vibraphone

3.5 Octave Soloist Synthetic Xylophone

Professional Generation II, Hammered Copper Timpani

Professional Generation II, Polished Copper Timpani


Pearl Marching & Concert Percussion

Championship CarbonCore Marhing Battery (10 snares, 5 quads, 5 bass)

14" Philharmonic 6-Ply Maple, #101 High Gloss Walnut

36" x 16" Concert Basss Drum (PBE3616)


Drum Set

Pearl Export Series, Blue

22" Bass Drum

14" Snare Drum

12", 13" Toms

16" Floor Tom