A Baltimore native, Alec Hiller met the bass at age nine. Studying with Paul Johnson in the years that followed, he continued this relationship as an undergraduate at the Peabody Conservatory, where he would also study with National Symphony bassist Ira Gold. Alec then traveled to Montreal, where he earned a master’s degree from McGill University studying with Ali Yazdanfar, Principal Bass of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Alec has appeared with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Opera, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra and the York Symphony. He also receives a great amount of joy from working with children, and currently maintains a private studio in Baltimore City. In addition to Peabody Bass Works, he has also taught at the Baltimore String Orchestra Camp.