Beginning Orchestra, Beginning Band, Concert Orchestra, Concert Band, Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra
Extra-Curricular Sponsor: Board Game Club
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 Performance 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 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, his daughter, Evelyn, and his newborn son, Watson. In addition, he enjoys playing modern board games and exploring Colorado’s outdoor offerings.
Room 116: Academy