Quincy C. Hilliardâ€™s compositions for wind band are published by several major music publishers, and are performed throughout the world where there are wind bands of British-American instrumentation. His stature as an outstanding composer is apparent as conductors frequently commission him for new compositions. Dr. Hilliard has been a recipient several times of the distinguished American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers
(ASCAP) award recognizing the numerous performances of his works and was chosen as one of a select group of composers to write a piece for the 1996 Olympics. He has also written the music score for a film documentary entitled â€śThe Texas Rangersâ€ť for public television. In addition to composing, Dr. Hilliard is invited to all parts of the world to conduct, adjudicate festivals, and demonstrate effective teaching techniques and has written extensively on pedagogical topics in journals and publications.
In the spring of 1997, Dr. Hilliard was appointed by the Governor of Louisiana to the Louisiana Arts Council. Dr. Hilliard is also the president of Hilliard Music Enterprises, Inc., a personal consulting firm that has a corporate board of distinguished music educators. He is currently composer in residence and professor of music theory and composition, and holds the Heymann Endowed Professorship of Music at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.
Other concert band works by Quincy C. Hilliard published by the Neil A. Kjos Music Company include African Festival, Chesapeake March, Ten Chorales for Beginning and Intermediate Band, The Place Where The Reeds Were Destroyed, The Unknown Soldier, Sea Storm, and the orchestral work Chorales for Beginning and Intermediate String or Full Orchestra.