Assistant Professor of Music
Conductor of Men’s Choir and College Choir
choral methods and literature, voice, and graduate music education
Associate diploma Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto
B.M. University of Western Ontario
M.M. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
D.M.A. Boston University
Dr. Jamie Hillman is a multi-faceted musician who is active as a singer, pianist, conductor, music educator, and composer. As a Boston University Prison Arts Scholar and faculty member of BU's Metropolitan College/Prison Education Program, he has co-initiated a comprehensive choral music program at a large, medium-high security men's prison in Massachusetts. In addition, he serves as associate music director at Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachusetts. He is the 2012 laureate of the Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting from the Ontario Arts Council.
His recent engagements as tenor soloist include Messiah with the Clark University Chorus and Orchestra and the Laudate Dominum Choir and Orchestra; Dett’s The Chariot Jubilee with the Nathaniel Dett Chorale and Windsor Classic Chorale; Saint-Säens’ Christmas Oratorio with the Rosebud Masterworks Choir; and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the Studio Cantorum Choir and Orchestra (Indonesia). As a pianist, he has shared the stage with numerous choirs including the Boston Children’s Chorus and Rhode Island Children’s Chorus, and professional singers including Desiree Hassler and Kevin McMillan. His choral compositions have been performed in Asia, Europe and North America by ensembles including the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto, Boston Children's Chorus, Calgary Girls’ Choir, Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, Les Choristes, 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 (Vancouver, British Columbia).
Dr. Hillman is an examiner for Conservatory Canada and has adjudicated at festivals and presented at conferences in Canada, the United States and Southeast Asia. His co-editorial work includes numerous editions of Arabic, Asian, Latin American and Western choral pieces published by Earthsongs and Hinshaw Music.
He lives in Boston with his wife and son.