Paul Hill graduated from the University of MN – Twin Cities in 2000 with a Masters Degree in Percussion Performance, as a student of Fernando Meza.  Since then he has become an active freelance percussionist and teacher in the Twin Cities, and Twin Ports areas.

He is the former Principal Percussionist & Assistant Principal Timpanist of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, as well as having played with the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Mill City Summer Opera,  Winnipeg Symphony, and may local theaters including the Guthrie, Children’s Theater, and Chanhassen Dinner Theater.

Paul also plays drum set with various local big-bands, and a Radiohead Tribute band.  Paul teaches at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Olaf College, St. Joseph’s School of Music, as well as privately.  Paul has recorded with Michael Colgrass, and Gunther Schuller, Minnesota Opera for the world premiere of Silent Night (2011), and is currently starting up a custom drum, and mallet making business.