Barbara Hill, Principal, Horn
Barbara Hill has been Principal Horn with the Hartford Symphony since October 2008, and previously held the positions of Acting Principal and Second Horn with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with numerous North American orchestras, including Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Boston Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Utah Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Calgary Philharmonic and Orchestra London Canada.
Originally from Guelph, Ontario she obtained her Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School in New York where she studied with Jerome Ashby, and was a recipient of the James Chambers Scholarship. She holds her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, as well as an ARCT in Piano Performance. Barbara is on faculty at the Hartt School of Music, Central Connecticut State University, and Hartt Community Division where she is also Chair of the Winds/Brass/Percussion Department and Director of the Hartt Summer Youth Festival.