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, Missouri, where he teaches courses in music education and conducts the treble-voice ensemble, Aurelia.

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. His scholarship appears in the Journal of Research in Music Education, the Philosophy of Music Education Review, and Research Studies in Music Education. 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 also serves as Artistic Director of CHARIS, the St. Louis Women's Chorus and maintains an active schedule as a choral composer and conductor. His choral compositions are published by Hinshaw Music and G. Schirmer. Recent guest conducting engagements include the North Carolina Middle School All State Chorus in Greensboro, NC; the New York State School Music Association Zone 2 All State in Batavia, NY; and the Middle East South Asia Conference Senior Arts Festival in New Delhi, India.

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