Jamie Hillman


Dr. Jamie Hillman is a Canadian and American musician, active as a conductor, singer, pianist, music educator, and composer. He holds the endowed Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting at the University of Toronto where he is Director of Choral Studies and an Associate Professor. He conducts the U of T MacMillan Singers and leads the master’s and doctoral degree programs in Choral Conducting. Prior to this appointment, Hillman served on the faculties of Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Kodály Music Institute, and Longy School of Music of Bard College. As a Boston University Prison Arts Scholar and faculty member of BU’s Prison Education Program, Hillman co-initiated an innovative vocal music program in the Massachusetts prison system.

Hillman’s upcoming engagements include speaking at the World Choral Expo in Lisbon, Portugal; guest conducting the ACSC High School Honor Choir in Taichung, Taiwan; conducting All-State Choirs in New Hampshire and New Jersey and honour choirs in Massachusetts and Vermont; and leading two national festival choirs at Carnegie Hall. He is the curator and editor of The Jamie Hillman Choral Series published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing.

Dr. Hillman earned an associate diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music and degrees from Western University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Boston University. He is the 2012 laureate of the Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting from the Ontario Arts Council. He is a board member for numerous choral organizations including National Collegiate Choral Organization.

Jamie will lead the TMC’s Singsation Saturday program on Saturday, March 26, 2022 – Sing when the spirit says sing: Spirituals and Gospel.