Associate Professor of Music
Office: Price Doyle Fine Arts 523
Todd E. Hill is Assistant Professor of Low Brass and Director of Jazz Ensembles at Murray State University. He directs the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Band and Jazz Combo, mentors brass chamber ensembles, teaches low brass instruments, and directs the Town & Gown Community Band. He holds Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees from Murray State and the Doctor of Education from Boise State University. Hill has been active as guest clinician and conductor for concert and jazz bands in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio, Idaho, Washington, Montana, Oregon and Nevada.
Hill leads his own well-known large and small jazz groups throughout the region. As a pianist or trombonist he has backed such diverse entertainers and jazz artists as Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Gary Morris, Denise LaSalle, Stella Parton, and The Moody Blues, Byron Stripling, Allen Vizzutti, Chris Vadala, Ron Wilkins, Jamey Aebersold, Denis DiBlasio, Buddy Childers, Greg Abate, and Rich Matteson. He previously held positions at Milan (TN) City Schools, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Boise State University and University of the Cumberlands. Seven of his arrangements and compositions for low brass ensembles are presently available through Cimarron Music Press.
Hill was named to Marquis’ “Who’s Who in America,” “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” four times, “College/University Educator of the Year” twice, and “Friend of Music” by KMEA’s District One Music Educators. He is invited frequently to present at jazz festivals and music education conferences, and authored an article for The Instrumentalist.