Hilligoss, Zach

Hilligoss, Zachary

WELCOME!

 

Education

  • BME – Illinois State University – December 2014
  • BMC – Illinois State University – December 2014
  • MME – University of Illinois – August 2019

 

Teaching Experience

  • Metamora Township High School
    • July 2015 to Present
  • Washington Community High School Color Guard Choreographer
    • July 2019 to Present  
  • Bloomington High School Color Guard assistant
    • December 2014 to Present

Zachary Hilligoss is currently in his fifth year as Associate Director of Instrumental Music at Metamora Township High School in Metamora, Illinois. He received his Bachelor’s of Music Education from Illinois State University with a second bachelor’s in Music Composition (2014). While at ISU he played saxophone and trumpet for the Jazz Ensembles, and saxophone for Chamber Ensembles and the Illinois State University Wind Symphony. He recently completed his Master of Music Education degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2019). 

Mr. Hilligoss has been with Metamora Township High School since 2015, where he teaches concert percussion, world percussion, piano 1 and 2, music theory 1 and 2, music technology, and wind ensemble. He is also in charge of the marching band, steel drum ensemble, recorder ensemble, National Honor Society, homecoming committee, Faculty Advisory Committee, and assists with the Madrigal Brass and Jazz Ensemble. Outside of Metamora, Mr. Hilligoss plays Baritone Saxophone for the Prairie Wind Ensemble, a professional wind ensemble in residence at Illinois Central College, and Alto Saxophone for the “Aftershock” duo.

Classrooms

  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory I
  • Music Theory II
  • Concert Percussion
  • Piano I
  • Piano II
  • Symphonic Band Assistant
  • Wind Ensemble

Department

Fine Arts

Activities

Color Guard
Marching Band
Recorder Ensemble
Red Steel

 

Daily Schedule

zhilligoss@mths.us

First Semester

 HOUR 

 COURSE 

1

Percussion

2

Music Theory

3 Prep
4 Piano I
5 Wind Ensemble
6 Math Tutor
7 Piano I
8 Color Guard
Second Semester

 HOUR 

 COURSE 

1

Symphonic Band

2

Music Theory

3 Prep
4 Music Technology
5 Wind Ensemble
6 Prep
7 Study Hall
8 Music Appreciation