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

No courses found for Spring 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80231 MVS1214 Secondary Bass Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80236 MVS1414 Bass Ⅰ Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80242 MVS2424 Bass Ⅱ Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80248 MVS3434 Bass Ⅲ Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80515 MVS3434 Bass Ⅲ Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80254 MVS4444 Bass Ⅳ Face2Face F 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80260 MVS5454 Bass Ⅴ Face2Face F 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80617 MVS6467 Bass Ⅵ Face2Face F 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10199 MVS1214 Secondary Bass Face2Face M 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
10204 MVS1414 Bass Ⅰ Face2Face M 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
10209 MVS2424 Bass Ⅱ Face2Face M 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
10214 MVS3434 Bass Ⅲ Face2Face M 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
10468 MVS3434 Bass Ⅲ Face2Face M 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
10219 MVS4444 Bass Ⅳ Face2Face M 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
10309 MVS5454 Bass Ⅴ Face2Face M 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
10593 MVS6467 Bass Ⅵ Face2Face M 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80238 MVS1214 Secondary Bass Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80243 MVS1414 Bass Ⅰ Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80249 MVS2424 Bass Ⅱ Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80255 MVS3434 Bass Ⅲ Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80525 MVS3434 Bass Ⅲ Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80261 MVS4444 Bass Ⅳ Face2Face F 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80267 MVS5454 Bass Ⅴ Face2Face F 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80643 MVS6467 Bass Ⅵ Face2Face F 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: May 28, 2015

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