String Orchestra, Beginning Band, Concert Band, Chamber Ensemble, Chamber Choir
Extra-Curricular Sponsor: Jazz Lions
Mr. Hipp has experience teaching music and directing various ensembles at the elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels. Originally from the Houston area, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Master of Music in Jazz Composition from the University of South Florida. While completing his graduate work at USF, Mr. Hipp was a teaching assistant under Grammy-nominated composer and Guggenheim Fellow, Chuck Owen.
In addition to his educational background, Mr. Hipp’s performance experience is equally extensive and eclectic; he has performed in wind ensembles, jazz bands, orchestras, and many theatre productions both inside and outside the academic environments. He has also played guitar in the Austin-based rock band Fly By Fire and performs on numerous woodwinds for ensembles in and around the Denver and Northern Colorado area.
When taking a break from his musical endeavors, Mr. Hipp can be found spending time with his wife, Jamie, newborn daughter, Evelyn, and their cat, Cece. In addition, he enjoys exploring Colorado’s outdoor offerings, playing basketball, tennis, and all types of modern board games.
Room 116: Academy