Affiliate Instructor, Guitar
Constance Hall 217
Performing artist Michael Hull serves on the faculty of Bradley University as an applied music instructor and Director of the Guitar Ensemble. Currently, he also teaches at Illinois Central College and Heartland Community College. Mr. Hull has dedicated himself to promoting his students through development as chamber and solo musicians. Many former students have continued as performers of jazz, folk, flamenco and classical music as well as faculty members and graduate assistants at various colleges and universities. Mr. Hull served twice as Director of the prestigious Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival, an event in which he commissioned two pieces for guitar orchestra—Toccare, by Jeffrey Hoover and the work And God Rested, by Richard Harris. He conducted and premiered the former work. In addition, he is the President of the Central Illinois Guitar Society.
Primarily a classical guitarist, Mr. Hull is an active recitalist, giving regular concerts and public performances. His performance credits include (selected examples) the Springfield Guitar Society Concert Series (2008), lecture/recitals at Benedictine University (formerly Springfield College in Illinois, 2000), Illinois Wesleyan University (2001), Eureka College (2002), Springer Cultural Center (Champaign, 2001) and the Cultural House of Vileyka, Belarus (former Soviet Union, 1997). A versatile performer, he was the orchestral guitarist for the Apollo Theatre (Peoria) production of the musical The Last Five Years (2003) and the broadway production of Spamalot (2009). He also performs throughout Illinois with the Twin City Guitar Duo as a jazz and classical artist.