Paul Hillner has earned both a bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet and a master's in Wind Conducting from the UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where he is Senior Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Services. He also conducts the CCM Preparatory Dept. Brass Choir, now entering his 34th year. HIllner is music director for the Guitar Group at St. Margaret Mary Church in North College Hill and is a freelance trumpet player performing in Greater Cincinnati in both the classical and jazz idioms.
Hillner began working in CCM Admissions in 1979 as Admissions Officer and became Assistant Dean in 1995. Before working at CCM,he was Music Director for Kings Productions, responsible for all music at three amusement parks: Kings Island, Kings Dominion, and Carowinds.