Adam Hill

Part-time lecturer

Adam Hill

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Adam Hill is a composer and bassist who works in a variety of genres. His music includes symphonic, choral, and chamber works, as well as pieces for electronic media, jazz ensembles, rock and roll bands, and folk musicians. His music has been presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, the JunctQin Keyboard Collective, and the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, among others, and he has released four albums of new-timey folk music. He holds a DMA in composition from the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Hill has been a recipient of awards and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Foundation for Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings, SCI/ASCAP, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. In 2015, he served as artist-in-residence at Prairie Wind and Silver Sage/Grasslands National Park. Some recent commissions include pieces for the Erato Ensemble, the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble, the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, and the Singers' Club of Cleveland.

As a performer fluent in several styles, Adam has appeared at many venues across North America, including the Sisters Jazz Festival, the River City Bluegrass Festival, and Electronic Music Midwest. He has also been a member of the Walla Walla Symphony and the Obsidian Opera Chamber Orchestra. Prior to joining the faculty at Mount Allison University, he taught at Western Washington University and Quest University.


DMA, University of British Columbia
MM, Western Washington University
BA, Whitman College


Composition and Music Technology


Research interests

Contemporary Music

Folk and Popular Musics

Electronic and Computer Music

Double Bass