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Alex Hilliard

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Alex Hilliard


Alex Hilliard (b, 1987) is an American composer and conductor.

Mr. Hilliard received his Bachelor of Music degree, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University, where he studied conducting with Robin Fountain. While completing his undergraduate studies he served as principal tubist of the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra, Vanderbilt University Wind Ensemble, Vanderbilt University Orchestra, and Tennessee State University Concert Band. Alex also performed with The Establishment, a professional jazz ensemble, in Nashville, Tennessee.

After completing his undergraduate degree, he was awarded a graduate assistantship to study conducting with Dr. William Hochkeppel at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Here he taught music appreciation, music theory, and guest conducted the university wind ensemble while completing his Master of Music degree in instrumental conducting.

Currently, Alex serves as band director for Kaplan High School in Kaplan, Louisiana, and as assistant conductor of the Lafayette Concert Band. He also remains active as an instructor, adjudicator, and clinician for local middle and high school bands.

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