Marquis Hill (instructor and counselor) has a bachelor's degree in music education and jazz studies from NIU, where he was a member of the NIU Jazz Ensemble. He has a master's degree in jazz pedgaogy from DePaul University. He has performed with many artists, including Dee Alexander, Tito Carrillo, Bobby Broom, Willie Pickens, Ron Perrillo, Victor Garcia, Benny Golson, Antonio Hart, and Brian Lynch. He has toured the U.S and abroad with many different artist and group and performs regularly in Chicago. He has been on the NIU Jazz Camp staff for the past several years. In 2014 Marquis took first place in the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition.