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Bill Hilt / Bio

"At Hilt Creative Music, the multimedia production facility he founded and has overseen since 2002, he is affectionately referred to as "Sonic Overlord". Why not? After all, belonging to the music industry for over 25 years he has performed with, and in some cases, provided musical direction for over 100 major label artists of nearly every conceivable genre and musical style. As a result, he has the ability to compose and produce both "dead-on authentic" music in any style or flavor, and music so original as to be as stylistically un-categorical as it is innovative."("Film Music Weekly" November 2009 )

Here are just a few of a long list of notables with whom he's worked.

The David Letterman Orchestra, "Les Miserables", Aretha Franklin, Ron Wood , Bo Diddley, Albert King, Luther Vandross, Gato Barbieri, Patti Labelle , Gloria Estefan, Jana Kramer, Travis Tritt, Clint Black, Merle Haggard, Tito Puente, Steve Morse, Jasco Pastorius, The Coasters, Drifters, The Shirelles, Wayne Cochran, Paul Anka, Shirley Jones, Tito Puente, Chuck Berry, Boyz II Men, HBO Pictures, Hallmark Films, Sony Pictures, AVI Digital Communications, Harpo Entertainment.

Production Highlights

Criteria Studios, Miami, Fl., Tom Dowd, Producer -(1981-1985) Composer,symphonic arranger,session guitarist ,associate producer for “Between the Eyes”, debit album of Israeli pop star Ellen Pryce

Ralph Colelli Films (1996-1999) Wilmington, NC & Miami FL
Composer/producer for Colelli" "XL" extended-length films division.
Composed original music for national media spots ( U.S. Marines, McDonalds,)
corporate promotional, event, business theater,and documentary video.
Tandy Corporation 1993-1994) - Incredible Universe, Dallas TX
Original music for cutting edge electronic national spots and accompanying in-store performance tour of original music, thereby demonstrating the current state-of-the-art of multimedia technology at the time.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra,(1994)
Columbus Symphony Orchestra Promo series, Christian Badea, conductor and Harley Davidson operator.
"Italian Baroque with shred guitar and Harley Davidson Bass" (1995)

Stage of Stars Productions (1996-1999) - Nashville, TN
Arranged, composed and produced original song repertoire for 6 artist development clients, musical director for 3 "summer series" tours, ranked in "Pollstar's Top-Grossing 25" each year.

Mills James Productions (1992-1996) - Columbus, OH
Composed and produced large body of work, including the Children’s film “Cat, Dog, Rat”
Composer for syndicated TV Series, “Life Choices”
Composer, "OHio Lottery Cash Explosion" Television Show
"Addy " award-winning “Shred Guitar and Symphony Orchestra” with conductor Christian Badea - Television

David Letterman (1993) - "Pants Across America" National Tour 1992 (guitarist)

Bernstein's Mass, Leonard Bernstein Conducting - OSU Symphony Orchestra ()

"Dante's End Game" AVI Digital Media Ed Johnson,director or post-production (2011) -Original Score for this feature-length film featuring mixed martial arts world champion,


ADFED Addie Award (1994) - “Shred Guitar and Symphony Orchestra” with conductor Christian Badea

Eisen Foundation Award of Merit - Youngest-ever recipient (age 13) of educational grant for private study (20th-century music composition and orchestration) with world- renowned Hungarian composer/conductor, Bela Selage (Capital University,Columbus, Oh)

The President's Club-The Ohio State University (1990)- "Recognized and honored "Devotion and Contribution to the Cause of Higher Education"

General Info

Band Members
Bill Hilt, Tom Geist (Tomorrow, Drops of Her)
Artist Name
Bill Hilt
Home Page
Other / Original scores, instrumental cues for film/tv, ev / All

Contact Info

Delaware, OH
Hilt Creative Music

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