Music in Worship Chair
Jamie Hillman is a multi-faceted musician who is active as a conductor, singer, pianist, music educator, and composer. Since 2012 he has served as an assistant professor of music at Gordon College, directing the Gordon College Choir and Men’s Choir and teaching undergraduate and graduate music education. Hillman’s previous teaching includes Beaver Country Day School, Phillips Academy, and Boston University (Tanglewood Institute and Metropolitan College/Prison Education Program).
Hillman’s recent engagements as tenor soloist include Messiah with Clark University Chorus & Orchestra; Nathaniel Dett’s The Chariot Jubilee with Nathaniel Dett Chorale and Windsor Classic Chorale; Saint-Säens’ Christmas Oratorio with Rosebud Masterworks Choir; Schütz’s St. Matthew Passion with Red Deer College Chamber Choir; Haydn’s The Creation with Laudate Dominum Choir & Orchestra; and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Studio Cantorum Choir & Orchestra (Indonesia).
As a pianist, Hillman has shared the stage with numerous professional singers and instrumentalists, and choirs, including Boston Children’s Chorus and Rhode Island Children’s Chorus. His choral compositions have been performed by Boston Children’s Chorus, Calgary Girls Choir, Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, Oakville Children’s Choir, Worcester Children’s Chorus, and numerous other school, church, and community choirs. His popular Christmas carol, Who Would Have Thought?, is published by Cypress Choral Music.
Dr. Hillman is an examiner for Conservatory Canada, and has adjudicated, guest conducted, performed, and presented at festivals and conferences throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia. This year includes guest conducting honor choirs in several states; presenting at conferences held by the New Hampshire and North Carolina Music Educators Associations; leading a professional development day for teachers in the Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools; guest lecturing at New Theological College in Dehradun, India; speaking on a panel for the Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship at Harvard University; and adjudicating for Festivals of Music, Music in the Parks; WorldStrides, Carowinds, Great East Music Festivals, Rhode Island ACDA, Reading (MA) Public Schools, and the Boston Choral Ensemble Commission Competition.
Dr. Hillman holds an associate diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) and degrees from University of Western Ontario (London, Canada), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Boston University. He is the 2012 laureate of the Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting from the Ontario Arts Council.
Hillman lives outside Boston with his wife and two sons.