Airman First Class Michael Justus Hill serves as a hornist in the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He currently performs with the Concert Band and Mobility Brass Quintet. Michael is a native of Spring, Texas, and a graduate of Klein High School. He 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 Band. He then became a horn student of Dale Clevenger, Jeff Nelsen, and a brass repair apprentice of Richard Seraphinoff. In 2015, Michael and his wife, Rebecca, relocated to Houston, TX. He held the position of Adjunct Professor of Horn at Lone Star College-Montgomery and hosted a private studio of sixty students. In 2018, Michael completed a Master of Music degree in Horn Performance at the University of Missouri and was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda honor society. Michael has also had the pleasure of performing in groups such as the Missouri Symphony, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Southeast Texas Symphony Orchestra, Missouri Symphony, Columbia Civic Orchestra, Kansas City Civic Orchestra, Jefferson City Symphony, and many more.
2012 BM in Horn Performance - University of Missouri-Columbia
2018 MM in Horn Performance - University of Missouri-Columbia
December 2018 – Present, Horn, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Basic Training Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal