UCF Music Department
Michael A Hill

Michael A Hill

  • Adjunct

Don-Michael.Hill@ucf.edu
321-278-8623
Office Hours: by appointment
Campus Location: PACM131
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Graduate of the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music and former member of professional orchestras both in Europe and the U.S.  Currently, Michael is the Principal Bass of the Orlando Philharmonic, Principal Bass of Orlando Chamber Soloists, and adjunct professor at Florida Southern College, Rollins College, University of Central Florida and Stetson University.

Born in Rapid City, SD, Michael is one of the most sought after orchestral bass players and teachers throughout the Southeastern U.S.  As a performer, he currently holds the position of Principal Bass of the Orlando Philharmonic as well as performing with the Naples Philharmonic and the Charleston Symphony, SC.  As a teacher, Michael is on staff at the Florida Southern College, Rollins College, Stetson University and the University of Central Florida.  He is sponsored by Solano Basses and endorsed by D'Addario Strings.  

Michael began his musical studies under the direction of Leona Merek, Elizabeth Benusis, and Bruce Knowles. For college, Michael chose to study with members of the Minnesota Orchestra at the University of Minnesota, James Clute. In 1988, he transferred to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia on full scholarship. Two days before graduation in 1992, Michael won his first international audition to join the Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon in Valladolid, Spain. In 1994, Michael won his second international audition for a position as Acting and Co-Principal Bass of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia.

As a college student and a professional musician Michael has performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., as well as France, Germany, Austria, Spain, and Italy. He has also recorded with soloists such as Placido Domingo, Felix Ayo, and Maria Bayo.  In 1996 he won a position as Principal Bass of the Orlando Philharmonic. In 1999 he won a position as Assistant Principal Bass of the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, NC, which he held until 2002.

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10176 MVS1214 Secondary Bass Face to Face Instruction (P) M 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
10181 MVS1414 Bass Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) M 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
10186 MVS2424 Bass Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) M 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
10191 MVS3434 Bass Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) M 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
10430 MVS3434 Bass Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) M 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
10196 MVS4444 Bass Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) M 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
10283 MVS5454 Bass Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) M 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
10553 MVS6467 Bass Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) M 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80204 MVS1214 Secondary Bass Face to Face Instruction (P) - Not Online
No Description Available
80209 MVS1414 Bass Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
80215 MVS2424 Bass Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
80221 MVS3434 Bass Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
80480 MVS3434 Bass Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
80227 MVS4444 Bass Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
80233 MVS5454 Bass Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
80582 MVS6467 Bass Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10198 MVS1214 Secondary Bass Face to Face Instruction (P) M 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
10203 MVS1414 Bass Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) M 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
10208 MVS2424 Bass Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) M 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
10213 MVS3434 Bass Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) M 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
10462 MVS3434 Bass Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) M 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
10218 MVS4444 Bass Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) M 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
10306 MVS5454 Bass Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) M 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
10586 MVS6467 Bass Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) M 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80231 MVS1214 Secondary Bass Face to Face Instruction (P) 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
80236 MVS1414 Bass Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
80242 MVS2424 Bass Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
80248 MVS3434 Bass Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
80515 MVS3434 Bass Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
80254 MVS4444 Bass Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
80260 MVS5454 Bass Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available
80617 MVS6467 Bass Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 1900-01-01 00:00:00 - 1900-01-01 00:00:00 Not Online
No Description Available

Updated: May 28, 2015

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