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Dr. Colin Hill  is the Director of the School of Music and an Associate Professor of Percussion at Tennessee Tech University.

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 schools 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. 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.


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