Scott Hill has taught students ranging in age from six to seventy for over 25 years. He has given dozens of educational outreach concerts and lectures as well as holding residencies at festivals, schools, colleges, and universities thought the US, Canada, and Europe. His students have gone on to study at major universities and conservatories and have won guitar competitions in the US and Europe. Mr. Hill specializes in chamber music coaching for guitar ensemble and for guitar with other instruments or voice.
He has performed with orchestras, choirs, instrumentalists, and vocalists throughout Canada, United States, Europe, and South America. As a member of the Alturas Duo and as a soloist, Mr. Hill has premiered more than seventy pieces of new music, has won the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming award, a New Music USA commissioning grant, is a laureate winner of the 2020 World Folk Vision awards; and is a Canada Arts Council recipient. He has collaborated with a wide range of instrumentalists and ensembles including bandoneon player, Daniel Binelli, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, and the Voce Choir of Hartford. He recently gave the premiere of “Voices” for choir, electric and classical guitars by Javier Farias; and the Canadian premiere of Richard Harvey’s, “Concerto Antico for Guitar and Small Orchestra”; as well as solo guitar music by David MacBride, Sergio Berchenko, and…Scott Hill!; works for flute and guitar by Javier Contreras, Karina Contreras; and new music for viola and guitar by Guillermo Zalcman, Povilas Syrrist-Gelgota and, Arild Jensen.
In addition to his work with the Alturas Duo, Mr. Hill was a Play USA Carnegie Hall Lead Teaching Artist, is a Suzuki qualified guitar instructor and maintains a private teaching studio in Stamford, CT. Mr. Hill earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Lakehead University and a Master’s Degree in guitar performance and a Graduate Professional Diploma in chamber performance from the Hartt School of Music.