B.A. in Music, Bucknell University; M.M. and P.S. in Piano Performance, The Cleveland Institute of Music, Ed.M. in Music Education, Teachers College, Columbia University; M.A. in Musicology, University of California, Davis
Peter Hill grew up in Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Arts in music. While an undergraduate, he was music theory teaching assistant to composer William Duckworth and received the music department's Barbara Watson Grever Prize in Music. Peter received a Master of Music degree and a Professional Studies diploma in piano performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Thomas Hecht and Sandra Shapiro. He also holds a Master of Education in music education from Teachers College, Columbia University. While attending the University of California, Davis for a degree in musicology, Peter was the assistant conductor to Jeffrey Thomas and the UC Davis Chorus.
Peter taught for the Suzuki and music theory departments at the Cleveland Music School Settlement in Ohio, as the Middle and Upper School music teacher for the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, and as the music teacher for All Saints Episcopal Day School in Hoboken. He has been published in the NAfME’s Teaching Music, has reviewed choral music for the Choral Journal of the ACDA, and recently presented for the conference of the Hymn Society in the US and Canada. Peter has served as choir director in United Methodist, Presbyterian and RCA churches. Peter is presently Director of Music Ministry for the Chatham United Methodist Church in Chatham, where he directs the adult choir, English handbell choir, praise band, instrumental ensemble, and ukulele orchestra. Peter also currently serves as president of the Suburban Music Study Club based in Madison. He was New Yorker of the Week for NY1 in 2017. Before relocating to the East coast, Peter served as Director of Choirs for Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sacramento, CA.
Peter has a fantastic wife Katie, beautiful children, teen Valentine, and tiny-tot son Leighton. He enjoys all things sci-fi, deconstructing episodes of Doctor Who, a wide variety of quirky literature, and too many dad jokes.