String Orchestra, Beginning Band, Concert Band, Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra
Extra-Curricular Sponsor: Modern Tabletop Gamers
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, and one-year-old daughter, Evelyn. In addition, he enjoys exploring Colorado’s outdoor offerings, playing basketball, tennis, and all types of modern board games.
Room 116: Academy