Inspired by a photograph of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Whitacre Hill began his studies of the horn at the age of nine with Prowell Seitzinger in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. Whitacre’s love of the horn endured his discovery that John Lennon was only holding the horn as a photo prop, and did not actually play the instrument. Mr. Hill continued studies at the Eastman School of Music, the Music Academy of the West, and Northwestern University. He performs with numerous organizations throughout Boston and New England including the Boston Philharmonic, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Emmanuel Music, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Albany Symphony, and New Hampshire Music Festival, among others.