Phillip D. Hill, baritone, has earned a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in vocal performance at the
University of Texas in Austin. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Austin Community
College and taught on the voice faculty of The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley,
Texas A&M University - Kingsville, and Texas State University - San Marcos. Receiving
a Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College and a Master’s degree from the University
of Texas in Austin, Mr. Hill has performed extensively with the Mississippi opera,
symphonic and choral organizations throughout the South and in the Austin area.
In the fall of 2007, Mr. Hill performed the baritone solos in Garcia’s “Stabat Mater”
and “Laudate Dominum for dignitaries, ambassadors and presidents of Latin American
countries in Washington D. C. and also performed and recorded the baritone solos for
Garcia’s “Requiem” at the request of the Brazilian government.
Some of his operatic roles, have been Count Almaviva in “The Marriage of Figaro”,
L’Ami in Debussy’s “The Fall of the House of Usher”, Papageno in “The Magic Flute”
(Costa Rica and Mazatlan), Olin Blich in Floyd’s “Susannah”, Morales in Bizet’s “Carmen”
and Falstaff in Getty’s “Plump Jack”. He was also the baritone soloist for the Texas
State University’s production of “Carmina Burana”.
The 2007 Austin Critics Table Awards honored Mr. Hill with the Outstanding Classical
Singer Award for his performances.