Zachary Hilligoss is currently in his seventh year as 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 saxophones for Chamber Ensembles and the Illinois State University Wind Symphony. He recently received 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, piano 1 and 2, dual credit music theory 1 and 2, dual credit aural skills 1 and 2, music technology, and wind ensemble. He is also in charge of the marching band, steel drum ensemble, recorder ensemble, national honors society, homecoming committee, faculty advisory committee, and assists with the Madrigal Brass and Jazz Ensemble. Outside of Metamora, Mr. Hilligoss plays saxophones for the Prairie Wind Ensemble, a professional wind ensemble in residence at Illinois Central College, and Alto Saxophone for the “Aftershock” duo.
Bachelor of Music Education (BME) – Illinois State University – December 2014
Bachelor of Music Composition (BMC) – Illinois State University – December 2014
Master of Music Education (MME) – University of Illinois – August 2019
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
Dual Credit Aural Skills I
Dual Credit Aural Skills II
Dual Credit Music Theory I
Dual Credit Music Theory II
Symphonic Band Assistant