About Cory Hills

Multi-percussionist, storyteller, and Grammy award-winning artist Cory Hills thrives on breaking down musical barriers through creative, interdisciplinary projects. An advocate of new music, Hills has individually commissioned and premiered over 150 new works for percussion. In 2008, Hills launched Percussive Storytelling, a program that brings classical music and storytelling to kids in low-income communities. The program recently marked its 900th performance, and has reached more than 225,000 children in ten countries. Hills has released two award-winning albums as well as three children’s books. Through Percussive Storytelling, Hills was named as the inaugural Gretsch Fellow in Children’s Music at the Fred Rogers Center for 2021-2022, as well as a recipient of a 2022 Individual Artist Fellowship through the California Arts Commission.