|Dr. Jill Ball
Hometown: London, Ontario, Canada
Web site: http://www.music.uwo.ca/faculty/bios/jBall.html
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Dr. Jill Ball is Assistant Professor of Percussion, Division Coordinator for Winds, Brass and Percussion and director of the UWO Percussion Ensemble at the University of Western Ontario. A recipient of the 2008 UWO University Students Council and Scotia Bank Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, she has also taught at the University of Windsor and at the University of New Brunswick. Jill has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University (1999), a Master of Music from Northwestern University (1991) and a Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University (1990). Solo performances have included appearances with the Windsor Symphony in the 1998 World Premier of David Maslanka's In Lonely Fields for Percussion and Orchestra, and Orchestra Londonís 1997 World Premier of Alan Heardís Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra, written for her. A seasoned orchestral musician, she has performed with a variety of professional orchestras in the United States and Canada, including the Chicago Sinfonietta in its 1992 German tour and 1993 performance at the Kennedy Center for the Arts, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Orchestra London, and the Windsor Symphony. She has also appeared as soloist with the Northwestern University Wind Ensemble, the Oklahoma City University Percussion Ensemble, and the University of Western Ontario Percussion Ensemble. Jill is a frequent recitalist and advocate of contemporary music. She has recorded with the Robert Hohner Percussion Ensemble on the Albany and DMP labels. Dr. Ball is an active adjudicator, conductor, and clinician. She is a Yamaha Canada artist, Sabian endorser and Past President of the Ontario Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.