Dr. Jamie Hillman is a multi-faceted musician who is active as a conductor, singer, pianist, music educator, and composer. At Longy, he teaches conducting in the Master of Music Education program. He is an assistant professor of music at Gordon College in Wenham, MA, where he directs the Gordon College Choir and Men’s Choir, teaches a number of vocal and music education courses, and coordinates the vocal area. As a Boston University Prison Arts Scholar and faculty member of BU’s Metropolitan College/Prison Education Program, he has co-initiated a vocal music program at a large, medium-high security men’s prison in Massachusetts. His previous teaching includes Beaver Country Day School, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Csehy Summer School of Music, and Phillips Academy.
As a tenor soloist, Hillman has recently performed major choral-orchestral works by Beethoven, R. Nathaniel Dett, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Ramirez, Saint-Saëns, and Schütz with choruses and orchestras in the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia. As a professional choral singer, he has recorded and toured with Canadian Chamber Choir, Nathaniel Dett Chorale, and Vox Futura.
Dr. Hillman is an examiner for Conservatory Canada and has adjudicated, guest conducted, and presented throughout the United States and Canada, and in France, India, and Indonesia. Most recently, he has led All-State or honor choirs in Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Ontario, Canada. He has adjudicated for Bandung International Choir Competition, Carowinds Festival of Music, Fantastic Festivals, Festivals of Music, Great East Festivals, Manitoba ChoralFest, Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association, Massachusetts Music Educators Association, Music in the Parks, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Music Festivals Association Provincials, Rhythms International, Tomohon International Choir Competition, WorldStrides, Rhode Island ACDA, and Kiwanis Music Festival Windsor-Essex County.
Hillman’s upcoming engagements include: speaking at the World Symposium on Choral Music in Auckland, New Zealand; guest conducting the ACSC High School Honor Choir in Taichung, Taiwan, All-State Choirs in New Jersey and Utah, honor choirs in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Virginia, and a Manhattan Concerts Productions Festival Choir at Carnegie Hall; giving conducting masterclasses at Christ’s College Taipei; and returning as a member of the jury of the Bali International Choir Festival in Indonesia. His co-editorial work includes numerous editions of Arabic, Asian, Latin American, and Western choral pieces published by Earthsongs and Hinshaw Music.
Hillman holds an associate diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) and degrees from Western University (London, Canada), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Boston University. Dr. Hillman is the 2012 laureate of the Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting from the Ontario Arts Council.
Hillman sits on the board of directors of Boston’s Back Bay Chorale, Four Strings Academy, Greater Boston Choral Consortium, and MassACDA (R & R Chair for Music in Worship), and is an ACDA International Activities Mentor.