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
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, teaching undergraduate and graduate music education courses and directing the Gordon College Choir and Men's Choir. He is also associate music director at Grace Chapel Lexington. Hillman's previous teaching includes Beaver Country Day School, Phillips Academy, Prairie College, and Boston University (Tanglewood Institute, 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 choirs including Boston Children’s Chorus and Rhode Island Children’s Chorus, and professional singers Desirée Hassler and Kevin McMillan. His choral compositions have been performed in Asia, Europe, and North America the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto, 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, and presented at festivals and conferences throughout Canada, the United States, and Southeast Asia. This year includes guest conducting honor choirs in Virginia and Georgia; 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; and adjudicating for Festivals of Music, WorldStrides OnStage, Carowinds Festival of Music, Great East Music Festivals, Rhode Island ACDA, and Reading (MA) Public Schools.
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.