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. At Gordon, he directs the 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 co-initiated a 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, Phillips Academy, and Prairie College.
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, Virginia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Ontario, Canada. He has adjudicated Bandung International Choir Competition, Carowinds Festival of Music, Fantastic Festivals, Festivals of Music, Great East Festivals, Manitoba ChoralFest, Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association, Music in the Parks, Ontario Music Festivals Association Provincials, Rhythms International, Tomohon International Choir Competition, WorldStrides, and Rhode Island ACDA.
Hillman's upcoming engagements include speaking at the World Symposium on Choral Music in Auckland, New Zealand; guest conducting the Asia Christian Schools Conference High School Honor Choir in Taichung, Taiwan, All-State Choirs in Maryland, New Jersey, and Utah, and a Manhattan Concert Productions Festival Chorus at Carnegie Hall; giving a conducting masterclass and a guest lecture 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 sits on the Board of Directors of Boston's Back Bay Chorale and Greater Boston Choral Consortium and is the 2012 laureate of the Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting from the Ontario Arts Council.
Dr. Hillman lives outside Boston with his wife and two sons.