Phone: (520) 696-5906
Degrees and Certifications:
Northern Arizona University: Bachelors Degree in Music Education Bachelors Degree in Music Performance
Mr. Christian Hill
About the Teacher
Welcome to my band and orchestra webpage. I am Chrisitan Hill and have been teaching band and orchestra since 1998. In reflection, I was profoundly inspired by my music teachers and mentor teachers, and it gives me great pleasure to assist young students in learning to play instruments.
Core Educational Beliefs
It is my goal to inspire young students to play an instrument. An instrument is an acquired voice where students may express themselves in an ensemble. It is an outstanding outlet for kids, where students have the opportunity to organize and focus their energy into an amazing form of artistic expression. I sought to incorporate a more diverse ensemble experience at Richard B. Wilson K-8 School, where we offer Concert Band, String Orchestra, Jazz Band and Full Orchestra.
Christian Hill has been a band and orchestra director with the Amphitheater School district since 1998 and has taught band at Donaldson Elementary, Walker Elementary and both band and orchestra at Wilson K-8. During his time as a music educator, he participated as a regional and all state judge for Tucson and Phoenix areas for single and double reed instruments. Mr. Hill actively makes reeds and performs with the Tucson Pops orchestra, woodwind quintet and was a featured soloist with the Tucson Repertory Orchestra on the Bach Concerto for Oboe soloist, Violin Soloist and string orchestra in C minor. In 2012, Mr. Hill was a featured guest conductor for the 5th and 6th grade Southern Arizona Honor Band.
Professional Accomplishments and Education
Christian Hill graduated from Northern Arizona University with Bachelor degrees in Music Education and Music Performance. As an undergraduate, Mr. Hill played professional oboe with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra for six years. After winning the 1994 NAU Solo Competition, Mr. Hill played with the Summer Festival Orchestra and for various musical productions. Christian Hill began playing for the Arizona Opera in Richard Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” in 1998, and performed as an oboe and English horn player for over ten years. While playing for “Sinfoni Da Chiesa” in the year 2000, Mr. Hill was introduced to members of the professional woodwind quintet, the “Foothills Chamber Ensemble," from which he participated until 2010. In 2012 till the end of 2015, Mr. Hill became the principal oboist for the Sierra Vista Symphony and the Coordinator of the Woodwind Quintet in the Tucson Repertory Orchestra. He is still coordinating the oboe section of the Tucson Repertory Orchestra.
After completing his course work in music education, Mr. Hill was a student teacher for Chip Durham and William Bitter in the Gilbert School District, where he conducted Junior High Concert Bands, String Orchestras and the Highland High School Symphony Orchestra. After experiencing such a vast range of ensembles, Mr. Hill sought to incorporate such diversity at Richard B. Wilson K-8 School, offering Concert Band, String Orchestra, Jazz Band and Full Orchestra.