Join us for this virtual event featuring tubist and composer Jon Hill, joined by Puget Sound affiliate artist Ryan Schultz, and Stadium High School band director and Puget Sound alumnus Justin Ehli '10. Jon Hill is a composer and studio musician based in New York. On tuba, he has appeared and recorded with the Seattle Symphony, New York City Ballet, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and has performed on dozens of film and video game scores including The Greatest Showman, The Last Stand, I Love You Beth Cooper, Bunraku, Halo: Reach, and Destiny: Rise of Iron. On sousaphone, he has performed with Macklemore, K.Flay, Odesza, and Tubaluba.
Most recently, Hill co-wrote the song "Ain't Gonna Die Tonight" with Macklemore, the opening track on Gemini, which was featured in Lego: Ninjago and was the theme of the 2017 MLB World Series. He draws on his experience in a wide array of genres to craft distinctive and immersive scores for films and video games. His first feature film score, "As Far As The Eye Can See," premiered at the Montreal Film Festival, won Best Texas Film at the Lonestar Film Festival, and is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Jon studied at The Juilliard School and Yale University. The School of Music is pleased to welcome Jon and special guests. Join us for an inspiring master class and discussion.