Tim Hall

Assistant Professor
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Tim Hall is a musician and performance poet from Detroit, Michigan, now residing in Boston. His poetry draws inspiration from his lived experiences, charting the nuances of Blackness, masculinity, and the beauties of life. He has performed at Boston's HUBweek, the Museum of Fine Arts, New Orleans Museum of Art, Outside the Box Festival, Bridgin' Gaps Festival, and many other venues and poetry slam communities around the Boston and Greater Boston. As a musician, Hall has shared stages with recording artists such as the Nappy Roots, Carolyn Malachi, Bilal, Chris Turner, and Aloe Blacc.

His work can be experienced through his spoken-word EP, Colors of My Soul, and self-published book, Trust the Process. An assistant professor in Berklee's Professional Music Department, Hall was nominated for Session Musician of the Year at the Boston Music Awards (2018–2020), received a 2019 Artist Luminary Award from local youth arts nonprofit Zumix, and was honored by WBUR’s The Artery as one of 25 millennials of color impacting arts and culture in Boston.

Career Highlights
  • Band member, STL GLD, Cliff Notez, and Will Dailey
  • Co-owner and artist, HipStory (digital media production company)
  • Artist relations, BAMS Fest (Boston Art, Music, and Soul Festival) 
  • Community advisory board member, the Record Co.
  • Creative Entrepreneur Fellow, Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston (2020)
  • Artist Luminary Award winner, Zumix (2019)
  • Named to WBUR's The Artery 25—Millennials of Color Impacting Boston Arts and Culture (2019)
  • Artist grant recipient, Mass MoCA (2019)
  • Live Arts Boston Grant recipient, the Boston Foundation (2019) 
  • Session Musician of the Year nominee, Boston Music Awards (2018, 2019, and 2020) 
  • Berklee Urban Service Award winner (2017) 
  • School Name
    Iowa State University
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    Field of Study
    Date Degree Received
  • School Name
    Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
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    Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
    Field of Study
    Sports Management
    Date Degree Received
In Their Own Words

"I would like my students to come away from my classes with an understanding that they are capable, talented, and equipped with what's needed to actualize their goals, that their dreams have a road map that the college is here to help them navigate, and that they and their art are a business—but there's no business without the artist, so take care of yourself."

"My professional background allows me to speak the language of a working artist. I've been able to develop a career that's been nuanced, ever growing, and equal parts challenging, rewarding, and imaginative."