Cierra Hill

Cierra Hill“I LOVE my Viper. When I discovered Mark Wood’s innovative Viper violins many years ago after seeing Mark perform at a Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert, I immediately fell in love with them! When I finally acquired my 7-string fretted Viper, I was amazed by the endless possibilities. The initial clean tone is fantastic, and with added effect pedals, it can become anything I want it to be! Since the Viper is self-supporting, I can sing and play at the same time with ease. I love that with the 7 strings, I can cover the entire range of violin, viola and cello, all in one instrument! Not to mention, it looks amazing! My Viper has helped define who I am as a musician and performer. I can’t wait to see where it takes me in the future! Rock on!!”

Cierra Hill is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, recording artist, arranger and educator, currently residing in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. She is an alumna of McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul, MN (BM Strings Performance ’12) and is a full time member of many local acts in the Twin Cities including the video game band, Do a Barrel Roll!, Rainy Days and Mondays – The Music of the Carpenters and her original band The Brains of This Operation?. Cierra specializes in many styles and is a teacher of classical and alternative styles in Violin, Viola and Cello at Simply Strings Studio in Saint Paul and Schmitt Music in Minnetonka, Minnesota. In addition to these full time positions, Cierra also performs as a solo artist, and has performed with many other groups around the country, including Randy Sabien and the Fiddlehead Band, the Grammy Award Winning Okee Dokie Brothers, Story City, and Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra. With her music, Cierra has performed in venues across the United States, Europe and South America. From performing at festival events such as the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, the American String Teachers Association Conference, Country USA and the Jazz Education Network Conference, to gamer conventions such as MAGfest in Washington, DC and CONvergence in Minnesota, Cierra is an ambitious and spirited musician of the alternative scene.

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