PHILIP HILL - BASSOON
Philip Hill is principal bassoon of the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale and bassoonist of West Texas Winds.
He earned his Master of Music degree in Music Performance at the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona. During his time at UA he was principal bassoon of the Arizona Symphony Orchestra, as well as bassoonist in the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet and the Saguaro Bassoon Ensembles. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education at East Carolina University, where he studied bassoon under Christopher Ulffers and was principal bassoon of the ECU Symphony Orchestra. He also performed at times as principal bassoon of the ECU Wind Ensemble and ECU Opera, the latter known for performing a wide variety of works – from standard Mozartoperas to world premieres. As part of the North Carolina New Music Initiative, formerly known as New Music @ ECU, Philip participated in many premieres, recordings, and new music projects. Most notable is his performance in the world premiere and recording of Travis Alford’s Loose Strands for chamber wind ensemble. In addition to private bassoon instruction in his hometown of Chesapeake, Virginia and touring with the ECU Symphony Orchestra, he also made an appearance with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra.
Currently, Philip holds a private bassoon studio in the Midland-Odessa area and is committed with his colleagues to expanding the performance of chamber music repertoire to younger musicians.