Aleesha Hillis received a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Music Education from Middle Tennessee State University. Aleesha studied private instruction under Dr. Deanna Little at Middle Tennessee State University. Aleesha has received the Outstanding Achievement in Instrumental Music Education award and the Senior Honor Student award from Middle Tennessee State University. Aleesha has also performed for the Governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, for the event "A Season to Remember."
Aleesha is currently employed with the Warren County School System as the County School Band Director at Dibrell Elementary, Centertown Elementary, and Morrison Elementary. This year will be Aleesha's third year teaching.
Aleesha attended Warren County High School in McMinnville, TN under the direction of Mr. Duane Farnham. Prior to MTSU, she took private lessons from Mrs. Sarah (Ball) McVey. In high school, Aleesha received the John Phillip Sousa Award her senior year, received the Integrity award her junior year, and attended the Festival of Winds and Percussion at TTU. After graduating high school, Aleesha received the KFC Scholars scholarship for $20,000, along with a music scholarship to Middle Tennessee State University.
Aleesha has been married for seven years and currently lives in Murfreesboro, TN. Aleesha and her husband have a 16 month old son name X'Ander. She has three other siblings and loves to spend time with her seven nieces and nephews. In Aleesha's free time she loves to sing, as well as getting some relaxation time by curling up with a good book. Her inspirations are her mother and her grandmother because they have always been very supportive of her dreams.