Faculty

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Dr. Bradley Bolick
Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts, Music Instructor

Dr. Bradley Bolick is the Program Coordinator for the Visual and Performing Arts at Hill College and Instructor of Music. Dr. Bolick received his Bachelors of Music degree from The University of Mary Hardin – Baylor, Masters of Music in Music Education from the University of Texas at Arlington, and Doctor of Education from the University of Mary Hardin – Baylor. Before his appointment at Hill College, Dr. Bolick served as Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Central Texas College. Additionally, Dr. Bolick taught for 14 years in public education.  

Dr. Bolick is a member and current Vice President of Texas Community College Band Directors Association.  His other professional affiliations include Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association and is the Hill College representative to the Texas Association of Music Schools.

As Coordinator of the Visual and Performing Arts, Dr. Bolick is responsible for three departments, art, drama and music and is the primary advisor for all music majors as well as drama and art majors. He also administers the Phillip H. Lowe Performing Arts Series which is named after Phillip H. Lowe former Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts who served on faculty at Hill College for over four decades.

 

Office: 254 - 659 - 7882

Email: bbolick@hillcollege.edu

 

Larry McCord
Music Instructor

Larry McCord is Instructor of Music with Hill College. His course load includes freshman harmony and musicianship courses for music majors, several sections of classroom and online Music Appreciation and a new course he brought to the department, American Popular Music. Mr. McCord is also Director of Music at China Spring UMC. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Theory and Composition from UT Arlington and a Master of Music degree in Composition from Southern Methodist University and has completed several hours of doctoral course work. He previously held full-time positions at Jarvis College in East Texas and St. Philip's College of the Alamo Community College District in San Antonio where he also served as head of the Fine Arts Department. Mr. McCord's principal instrument is piano (keyboard), and he has spent much of his career as a soloist, accompanist and musical director of or theatrical productions. Among the highlights of his career were two performances at Carnegie Hall in New York City as jazz pianist with the St. Philip's College Jazz Choir.

 

Office Phone: 254 -659 - 7883

Email: lmccord@hillcollege.edu

  Dr. Caleb Chang

Dr. Chul Woong "Caleb" Chang
Choir Director/Music Instructor

Office Phone: 254 - 659 - 7884

Email: cchang@hillcollege.edu  

Dr. Caleb Chang is the Choir Director and Instructor of Vocal Music at Hill College. Dr. Chang received his Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance from Kyunghee University in South Korea and a Masters of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance from the University of North Texas. Before his appointment at Hill College, Dr. Chang served as Adjunct of Music at Tarrant County College and Music Director at Korean Church or the Lord in Carrollton, Texas.

Dr. Chang is Assistant Conductor and Vocal Coach at Dallas Master Chorale. His credits include performances in DFW area with the Fort Worth Opera, Metroplex Opera, Opera on Tap, Denton Bach Society, Dallas Chamber Choir, and Music Ministry Conservatory. In 2015, he was one of the winners in the Edward Baird Singer of the Year competition in the Texoma Region. Dr. Chang served the U.S Military in the Middle East in 2018 performing at various military functions and activities and safely came back to the states from the deployment in March, 2019.

As Choir Director, his role is not only teaching students at Hill College but also fulfill the Mission and Vision of Hill College in collaborating and developing Hillsboro community through music performances.

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Steve Hart
Director of Bands

Steve Hart joined the Hill College music faculty as Director of Bands beginning in the fall 2013 term. Mr. Hart received his Bachelor of Music Education from Texas Lutheran University and his Master of Music from Baylor University. He’s also done additional studies at the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, NV.

Nathaniel Earhart

Nathaniel Earhart
Adjunct Guitar Instructor

Nathaniel Earhart began his college career at Hill College and eventually transferred to SMU to study with world class performer and teacher, Robert Guthrie. Nathaniel graduated in December 2010 from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Music in Guitar performance and then continued on to his Masters on a full tuition artistic scholarship in Guitar Performance and graduated in the summer of 2013. He currently teaches classical guitar as an adjunct professor at Hill College (Hillsboro, Cleburne campuses), and frequently performs throughout North Texas.

***Nathaniel performs on a 2008 Rafael Granados Cedar top, and a 2010 Joe Slack Spruce Top.

 

Cassi Jones

Cassi Jones
Adjunct Voice Instructor

Cassi graduated from Baylor University in 2010 with a masters in vocal performance, and received a bachelor of arts degree in vocal and piano performance from Tarleton State University in 2007.She has been the adjunct professor of voice for Hill College since 2009, and teaches private lessons, class voice and diction for singers. Cassi has also played piano for Western Heights Baptist Church in Waco since 2007, and lives in Waco with her husband, Matthew. Although she mainly teaches, Cassi continues to perform and has recently given a recital at McLennan Community College featuring art songs set to the poetry of Emily Dickinson and for the 2012-2013 Hill College Performing Arts Series alongside guitar instructor Nathaniel Earhart.

Jenny Corder

Dr. Jenny Corder
Drama Instructor, Director of the Hill College Players

Dr. Jenny Corder is the Drama Instructor and Director of the Hill College Players. A native Texan, Corder received her bachelor’s degree in communication arts and English literature from Austin College in Sherman, Texas. She lived in England for six years while obtaining her master’s degree in contemporary theatre practice from the University of Essex in Colchester. She recently completed her Ph.D. in ancient Greek and Indian theatre from the University of Essex. Dr. Corder has many years of experience both on stage and off as an actor, stage manager, producer, director, choreographer and designer and is using that experience in both amateur and professional theatre to educate her students in the many aspects of theatre production.

 

Office Phone: 254 - 659 - 7888

Email: jcorder@hillcollege.edu

John Rindom
Adjunct Percussion Instructor

John Rindom has been Adjunct Percussion Instructor at Hill College since 2010 and Assistant Band Director at Alvarado High School since 2003.  Mr. Rindom directs the AHS Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble as well as assisting with the Marching Band.  He also coordinates the percussion sections and assists with bands throughout the Alvarado Independent School District.  Prior to teaching in Alvarado, he spent 5 years in Azle and 7 years in Mineral Wells.

Mr. Rindom, a native of Emporia, Kansas received his Bachelor's of Music Education Degree from the University of North Texas and his Master's of Music Education Degree from Texas A&M University - Commerece.  He has been married to his wife Nichole since 2001 and they have a wonderful son, Dane and a daughter, Gwynn.  Nichole has been the Music teacher at Godley Elementary since 2004.  In addition to Mr. Rindom's love of music, he enjoys traveling to far away places with his family.