Previous General Faculty Members in the Spotlight
General Faculty Member: Aaron Hill
Aaron Hill serves on the music faculty at the University of Virginia, plays principal oboe in the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra and English horn in the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. He spends summers performing as principal oboe with the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, where he has recently been appointed as co-director of the Wintergreen Oboe Seminar. Mr. Hill holds Master of Music and Artist Diploma degrees from the Yale School of Music, where he received the Thomas Nyfenger Memorial Prize and a Bachelor of Music degree with Highest Honors from the University of Michigan, where he played principal oboe on William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and Experience with Leonard Slatkin, a project that won the Grammy Award for Best Classical Album. In addition to his professional activities, he is enrolled full-time in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at James Madison University. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Hill played principal oboe in the Flint Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed as principal oboe with the Rochester Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Richmond Symphony, and Ann Arbor Symphony. Mr. Hill was awarded the Grand Prize in the Mu Phi Epsilon Society for Musical Arts Competition and the Leche Trust Prize at the Barbirolli International Oboe Competition. He travels around North America as an active recitalist and masterclass clinician, and has been a featured speaker at the TEDxSkidRow and Tom Tom Founders Festival conferences.