Jackson Hill

Born: May 23, 1941, Birmingham, Alabama

From 1968 he taught at Bucknell University, where he was conductor of the school orchestra, 1969-79, and in 1980 was named head of the music department. He was a visiting fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge, England, in 1982-83. He has made a specialty of studying Japanese traditional music and has written several articles on the subject. Among the awards he has won for his compositions are the McCollin Prize of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia (1979) and a National Flute Association Award (1981). Hill's musical style ranges from complex, often experimental procedures in his orchestral and chamber works to the harmonically conservative, utilitarian approach of his many sacred choral compositions.

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jackson Hill, born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1941, was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Ph.D. in musicology in 1970). A composer from the age of 14, he studied composition with Iain Hamilton at Duke University (1964-66) and Roger Hannay (1967-8). In 1977, Hill studied Buddhist liturgical music in Japan at the Chishaku-In in Kyoto, and has made a specialty of Japanese traditional music. His Buddhist studies are part of a long-term project involving music and mysticism in Eastern and Western cultures, begun at the Research Unit of Manchester College, Oxford, in 1975. Mr. Hill is the recipient of 30 composition prizes and awards, in addition to 1972 awards for distinguished teaching. In 1982-3 he was a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, and presented lectures at eleven universities in Great Britain. He has taught at Duke University (1966-8) and since 1968 at Bucknell University, where he has served as Chair of the Department of Music from 1980 to 1990, and where he is Professor of Music.

 

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JACKSON HILL, born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1941, was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Ph.D. in musicology in 1970). A composer from the age of 14, he studied composition with Iain Hamilton at Duke University (1964-66) and Roger Hannay (1967-68). He has served as a choral assistant at Exeter College, Oxford, and as a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge University.  He studied Buddhist chant as a Fulbright Fellow in Japan in the 1970s, and Japanese traditional music has been a strong influence in his work.  He has received numerous awards and prizes for his music, which includes choral, solo, and chamber music, and as well as a chamber opera and three symphonies.  Hill’s music has been widely performed in Europe, Asia and the Americas, including performances at the Tanglewood, Ravinia, Chautauqua, and Edinburgh festivals.  Recent commissions have come from Lichfield Cathedral, Chanticleer, and The King’s Singers.  His composition Voices of Autumn was part of Chanticleer’s Grammy nomination in 2003.  He has taught at Duke University (1966-1968) and since 1968 at Bucknell University, where he has served as Associate Dean, Presidential Professor, and Chair of the Department of Music.

Additional biographical information:

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (Second Edition, 2000)

American Music Center (New York)

S.A.I. Composers Bureau Online

 

JACKSON HILL

Department of Music

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA 17837-2020

Telephone: (570) 577-1494

Fax: (570) 577-1215

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Source: http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/jhill/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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