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Western Piedmont Symphony Names Interim Executive Director
Dr. Martha Hill
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Western Piedmont Symphony Names Interim Executive Director

The Western Piedmont Symphony Board of Directors has announced that Dr. Martha Hill will serve as Interim Executive Director through the end of 2021. The announcement comes as the current Executive Director, Ingrid Keller, was recently named as Executive Director of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Dr. Hill previously served as Executive Director for the Symphony in both interim and official capacities from 2014-2016.

Dr. Hill grew up in Marion and attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned bachelors and masters degrees. She completed doctoral studies at Columbia University in New York City. After almost two decades as a principal, assistant principal, and Director of Special Programs in Hickory, Dr. Hill became the assistant superintendent of Cleveland County Schools in 2008.

Dr. Hill sang for many years with the Hickory Choral Society and has been the organist at First Presbyterian Church since 1991. She plays and performs on the Celtic harp and is the harper with the Celtic trio, Stone’s Throw. She and her husband, Ben, live in Hickory and have two grown daughters, Rebecca and Elizabeth.

The symphony plans to have its next Executive Director hired and in place by January, 2022. For more details, visit