Meet Shawn Hills – Music Director
Shawn received her Honours Bachelor of Music and her Bachelor of Education from Western University in London. She studied clarinet under Jerome Summers and Avrahm Galper and conducting under Don McKellar, Jerome Summers and Deral Johnson.
Shawn is a retired music educator who thrived and grew as a teacher conductor for 30 years with the Kawartha Pine Ridge Board of Education. She considers herself extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to share music with so many students over the years. Her focus in the classroom as well as her private studio has always been to find ways to help students bring their music to life. Student understanding and satisfaction with the music has always been paramount.
Shawn has performed with and conducted the Clarington Concert Band, the New Horizons Band in Bowmanville and was a guest conductor for the Laurier University Wind Ensemble. She continues to work as a clinician and adjudicator She is looking forward to this next musical journey with the Avanti Concert Band.
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