Ernie M. Hills

Ernie M. Hills is Director of the School of Music at California State University, Sacramento, a position he has held since 2000. He was previously professor of trombone and music theory and co-directed the Festival of New American Music during the 1990s. A native of Oklahoma, Dr. Hills holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma, a M.M. from New England Conservatory, and a D.M.A. from the University of Oklahoma.

As a trombonist, he has performed with a wide variety of chamber music groups and orchestras. He has conducted for musical theater productions and symphony orchestras. He has been a frequent consultant for the California Arts Council.  He serves on the board of directors for Capital Public Radio and as a visiting evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Music.