Scott Hill has taught students ranging in age from six to seventy for over 25 years. He has performed dozens of educational outreach concerts and has given lectures and held residencies at 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 soloist and chamber musician. Most recently, he gave the Canadian premiere of Richard Harvey’s, “Concerto Antico for Guitar and Small Orchestra” with the Thunder Bay Symphony. As a member of the Alturas Duo and as a soloist and collaborator, Mr. Hill has premiered more than sixty five pieces of new music. He has won a Chamber Music America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming award, World Folk Vision Award/Special Jury Prize, Chilean Arts Council Recording Grant, a New Music America commissioning grant, 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 has recently premiered music for solo guitar by David MacBride, Javier Farías, and Masatora Goya, as well as works for guitar and voice by Thomas Schuttenhelm and Maxim Vladimiroff and music for guitar and flute by Arthur Hernandez.
In addition to his work with the Alturas Duo and ADAA trios, he is a Lead Teaching Artist with INTEMPO Organization and maintains a private teaching studio in Stamford, CT. Mr. Hill earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts in music from Lakehead University, and a Master in Guitar Performance and a Graduate Professional Diploma in chamber performance from the Hartt School of Music.