Inspired by a photograph of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Whitacre Hill began his studies of the horn at the age of nine with Prowell Seitzinger in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. Study of the horn continued at the Eastman School of Music, the Music Academy of the West, and Northwestern University. Mr. Hill currently lives in Dorchester with his wife, violinist Heidi Braun-Hill, and their two children Adelaide and Finnis, and performs in a wide range of ensembles in the Boston area, including Emmanuel Music, Chameleon Arts Ensemble, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Pops, Cantata Singers Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic and Portland Symphony Orchestra. Summers are spent at the New Hampshire Music Festival. Mr. Hill is a frequent participant in John and Rosie Harbison's Token Creek Chamber Music Festival near Madison, Wisconsin.