Colleen Hillyer (Flute) hails from Decatur, Illinois and is thrilled to be back for her fourth season with SSMT! She is an active freelance musician and music educator in Central Illinois. In addition to being a musician, Colleen works for the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, as well as serving on the board of directors for the Symphony Guild of Decatur. Colleen has studied under Jonathan Snowden, John McMurtery, Francesca Arnone, Frances Lapp Averitt, Bernard Goldberg and Laurie Glencross. Some of her favorite musical credits include: My Favorite Year, Pirates of Penzance, The King and I, The Secret Garden, Man of La Mancha, The Addams Family, and White Christmas. She holds degrees in flute performance from Millikin University (B.M.) and West Virginia University (M.M).