Percussionist, composer, and educator Justin Jay Hines has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Moab Music Festival, Alarm Will Sound, and Chamber Music Society of Detroit. Since 1997 he has served as a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist in classrooms, concerts, workshops, and residencies across New York City and in education programs in Japan. As a Broadway musician, he has played in many Tony Award–winning shows, including In the Heights, Pippin, Caroline or Change, and Disney’s Tarzan. As an educator, he has collaborated with the St. Louis Symphony, New World Symphony, 92nd Street Y, Lincoln Center Education, Carnegie Hall, Caramoor Center for the Arts, and The Juilliard School. His classical compositions have been performed most prominently by his group Classical Jam at venues throughout the US and Asia. In May 2018 he made his New York Philharmonic debut hosting the Young People’s Concert Inspirations and Tributes: “The Riddle of Shostakovich.” In January 2019 he hosted the Young People’s Concert Music Across Borders: “Animals Into Song — The Cunning Little Vixen,” as well as a New York Philharmonic Insights at the Atrium event. Currently Mr. Hines is a senior composition mentor for the New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers Program and is on the teaching faculty of New York University.