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Phillip Hill

Phillip Hill
Phillip Hill

Phillip D. Hill, baritone, is on the voice faculty of Texas State University - San Marcos and a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) student in vocal performance at the University of Texas in Austin.  Mr. Hill is from Jackson, Mississippi and received his Bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Mississippi College and his Master's degree in Vocal performance from the University of Texas in Austin. While in Mississippi, Mr. Hill sang numerous operatic roles with the Mississippi Opera Association, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and many oratorio roles with several Mississippi choral companies and organizations.  He also had the pleasure of singing in a master class under Leontyne Price and has been a guest recitalist on civic occasions throughout the South.  While in Austin, Mr. Hill performed many operatic and oratorio roles including the baritone solos in Delius' Appalachia under the direction of Gunther Schuller, and the bass solos in the United States debut of Garcia's Missa de Nossa Senhora da Conceição followed by a Brazilian tour of this same work.  In the summer of 2006, Mr. Hill had the opportunity to perform the role of Count Almaviva in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in Rising Sun, Indiana.  This past fall, Mr. Hill performed the role of L'Ami in Debussy's The Fall of the House of Usher and this spring, Mr. Hill performed the role of Falstaff in Getty's Plump Jack for the University of Texas at Austin.  The 2007 Austin Critics Table Awards honored Mr. Hill with the Outstanding Classical Singer Award for these latter two performances.  In the summer of 2007, Mr. Hill sang the role of Papageno in Mozart's Magic Flute in Costa Rica and Mazatlan.  Mr. Hill's Papageno was reviewed in the Mexican newspaper Noroeste stating, "...muy bien interpretado por [translation: interpreted very well by] Phillip Hill." In the fall of 2007, Mr. Hill performed the baritone solos in Garcia's Stabat Mater and Laudate Dominum for dignitaries, ambassadors and presidents of Latin American countries in Washington D. C. at the Organization of Latin American Countries.  He also performed and recorded the baritone solos for Garcia's Requiem for the Brazilian government as part of a project to distribute 18th century Brazilian court music to the world.  He also performed the baritone solos in many of Bach's Cantatas for the Bach Cantata Project at the Blanton Museum of art. He sang Olin Blich in Floyd's Susannah for the Butler Opera Center in Austin and sang a concert version of the Magic Flute in Morelia, Mexico.  He is currently preparing two recitals as part of his degree requirements for the University of Texas as well as singing various opera and oratorio roles.