Christopher Hill

Born and raised in Michigan, Chris (@chrishillsea) continues exploring the West Coast from Seattle after stops in Ann Arbor, Cincinnati, Portsmouth, Munich, Cambridge, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Chris is the founder of Melodora, a technology company with the lofty goal of digitizing the classical music ecosystem. Prior to that, he has held engineering roles with a number of Bay Area startups, as well as companies like Apple, Virgin America, and Harvard Business Publishing. He specializes in full-stack Javascript application architecture and progressive web technologies.

Between 2008 and 2012, Chris made extensive international appearances as a conductor. He continues to make occasional guest appearances. In 2014, he founded the South Bay Symphony in San Jose, California. He has been honored with invitations to some of the most important major international competitions, including the Nikolai Malko (2012) and Dmitris Mitropoulous (2010), by such artists as Lorin Maazel and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. He is the former music director of the Portsmouth Symphony and Director of Orchestras at the University of New Hampshire, where he led periods of dramatic growth. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (2012) and the Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan (2005).

Chris can often be found running shortly after dawn, training for the next marathon. He enjoys hiking and learning new languages, computer and human. Chris spends time in the evening with Gustav, his Maltese.


South Bay Symphony

The South Bay Symphony (2014) (photo credit: Scot Goodman).

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