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Tech Sergeant Michael Hill

Technical Sergeant Michael Hill joined the United States Air Force Academy Band, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado in 2022.  He currently performs as hornist with the Concert Band, Ceremonial Band, and Stellar Brass Quintet.  Sergeant Hill is a native of Spring, Texas and received his Bachelor of Music degree in Horn Performance from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2012, studying under the instruction of Dr. Marcia Spence, former Commander and Conductor, 531st USAF Air National Guard Band.  He then became a horn student of Dale Clevenger, Jeff Nelsen, and a brass repair apprentice of Richard Seraphinoff at Indiana University. 

Sergeant Hill joined corporate America by employment in the mortgage industry serving veterans from 2013-2014.  In 2015, he relocated to Houston, TX where he changed professions to the Engineering Industry for two years.  After hearing the call for music again, Sergeant Hill held the position of Adjunct Professor of Horn at Lone Star College-Montgomery and hosted a private studio of seventy students.  In 2018, he completed a Master of Music degree in Horn Performance at the University of Missouri and was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda honor society.  Serheant Hill has also had the pleasure of performing in groups such as the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Missouri Symphony, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and many more.  Michael and his wife, Rebecca, have two sons to whom they both devote all of their free time!

EDUCATION:
2008 High School Diploma, Klein High School, Spring, TX
2012 BM Horn Performance, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
2012 Additional Graduate credits, Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
2015 Alternate Music Teaching Certification, ACT Houston, Houston, TX
2018 MM Horn Performance, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
 

ASSIGNMENTS:
October 2018 - December 2018, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, TX
December 2018 - August 2022, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL
September 2022 - Present, USAF Academy Band, Peterson SFB, CO
 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Air and Space Commendation Medal
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Basic Training Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal
 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Airman First Class - 9 December 2018
Senior Airman - 9 August 2020
Technical Sergeant - 16 September 2022