Stuart Chapman Hill | Webster University

Stuart Chapman Hill

Director of Music Education
Assistant Professor of Music 

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Stuart Chapman Hill

Stuart Chapman Hill, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Music Education at Webster University in St. Louis, MO, where he teaches courses in music education and conducts the Women’s Chorus.

Dr. Hill is Acting Director of Choral Activities (2017-18) while Dr. Trent Patterson is on leave.

Prior to joining the Webster faculty, he completed his doctoral studies at Michigan State University, where he studied music education and choral conducting and taught courses in music education foundations and songwriting. While at Michigan State, he received the Excellence-in-Teaching Citation, a university-wide award given annually to six graduate students in recognition of their work in the undergraduate classroom. In his dissertation, he employed ethnographic techniques to examine the teaching and learning practices of professional songwriters in Nashville, TN, with the intent of informing the classroom practice of music educators who teach songwriting in formal settings. His other scholarly interests include music teacher identity and music education philosophy. Dr. Hill holds Master of Education and Bachelor of Music degrees from Vanderbilt University. Before to returning to graduate school, he taught middle school chorus in Greensboro, North Carolina, and he continues to interact with high school students each summer through his work as a member of the choral music faculty of the Governor’s School of North Carolina (East campus).

Dr. Hill maintains an active schedule as a choral composer and conductor. His choral compositions are published by Hinshaw Music and G. Schirmer. He conducted the treble choir of the North Carolina Middle School All State Chorus in April 2017, and maintains an active schedule of conference presentations around the country.