Cory Hills


Nadia Shpachenko's The Poetry of Places recording album cover

The Poetry of Places

Multi-percussionist Cory Hills thrives on breaking down musical barriers through creative, interdisciplinary projects. Currently, Hills is an active performer and recording artist in Los Angeles, as well as a member of the GRAMMY®-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet. An advocate for percussion as an artistic discipline, Hills has premiered over 100 works for percussion while also being the artist-in-residence at Rocky Mountain National Park, Conservatorio de Las Rosas, a fellow at the OMI international artist’s colony, and the first artist-in-residence with Eighth Blackbird in Chicago. He has toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia as a solo artist and chamber musician. Hills is the creator of Percussive Storytelling, a program that brings classical percussion and storytelling to kids in fun and accessible ways. To date, Hills has presented over 500 programs to more than 125,000 children in nine countries while also releasing a fully-illustrated children’s book, a children’s novel, and two national award-winning CDs.