Julie Hill

Julie Hill's Biography

Dr. Julie Hill, Chair, Department of Music and Faculty Evaluation Coordinator at the University of Tennessee at Martin, has received worldwide recognition as a performer and scholar. Hill has presented workshops, concerts and lectures extensively throughout the United States on Brazilian music and the topic of music and social transformation for black women and at-risk children in Northeastern Brazil. As a member of the award-winning Caixa Trio and X4 Percussion Quartet, she has performed in Peru, Poland, Mexico, Brazil, France, Puerto Rico, South Korea and across the United States as well as at Percussive Arts Society International Conventions (PASIC). Hill is also Principal Percussionist with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra.

Hill is a winner of the University of Tennessee at Martin's Cunningham Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Award, the Hardy Graham Distinguished Professorship Award, the UT Alumni Association's Outstanding Teacher Award and was the inaugural recipient of the University of Tennessee President's system-wide Educate Award. She has also received Member Laureate distinction from the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity. She is a Past-President of the International Percussive Arts Society.

Co-author of an audition method book entitled All Inclusive Etudes (Row-Loff Productions) and a collection of solos/duets entitled Music for Multi Percussion: A World View (Alfred Publications), Hill also has numerous percussion ensemble publications with Innovative Percussion and Row-Loff Productions. Her scholarly research has been published in Percussive Notes and the Garland World Music Encyclopedia.

She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Julie Hill is a Yamaha Performing Artist, and an artist and educator for Zildjian Cymbals. She is also an artist and endorsee for Innovative Percussion, REMO and Grover Pro Percussion.

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