Dr. Julie Hill, Associate Professor of Percussion at the University of Tennessee-Martin, has presented clinics and concerts at PAS Day of Percussion festivals and is a frequent guest lecturer and performer on the topic of Brazilian percussion at universities across the United States. As a member of the acclaimed Caixa Percussion Trio, Julie has performed in Mexico, Brazil, France, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the Percussive Arts Society International Conventions. Caixa’s first CD, Commissioned Works, was released in 2008. Hill is the co-author of a collection of solos/duets entitled Music for Multi Percussion: A World View (Alfred Publications) and has numerous publications with Innovative Percussion and Row-Loff Productions, and her scholarly research has been published in Percussive Notes and the Garland World Music Encyclopedias.
In addition to her duties at UTM, Dr. Hill serves on the international advisory board for Escola Dida, a project in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, dedicated to social transformation for black women and at-risk children through music. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Hill is in demand as an academic speaker on the topic of music and social transformation.
Julie currently serves as President-Elect of the Percussive Arts Society. She is a recipient of UTM’s Most Prestigious Award – The Cunningham Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Award and is also a recipient of the Hardy Graham Distinguished Professorship Award.