Scott Hill has taught students ranging in age from six to seventy for over 25 years. He has given innumerable educational outreach concerts and lectures as well as holding residencies at festivals, schools, and colleges throughout North and South America. His students have gone on to study at major universities and conservatories around the world and have won guitar competitions in the US and Europe. Mr. Hill specializes in chamber music coaching.
He has performed with orchestras, choirs, instrumentalists, and vocalists throughout Canada, United States, Europe, Central and South America as a soloist and chamber musician. Mr. Hill has premiered more than seventy pieces of new music including works for solo guitar by David MacBride, Javier Farias and Sergio Berchenko in addition to his own compositions. He recently gave the Canadian premiere of Richard Harvey’s, “Concerto Antico for Guitar and Small Orchestra”, works for flute and guitar by Javier Contreras, Mari Kotskky, and Karina Contreras; and new music for viola and guitar by Guillermo Zalcman, Povilas Syrrist-Gelgota and Arild Jensen. He won the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming award, numerous commissioning grants, is a laureate winner of the 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.
In addition to his work as a performer, he has been a Play USA, Carnegie Hall Lead Teaching Artist. He is a Suzuki qualified guitar teacher and offers lessons in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Mr. Hill earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Lakehead University and a Master of Music in guitar performance and a Graduate Professional Diploma in chamber performance from the Hartt School of Music.