Throughout his professional career, Jack Hill has gained a reputation as a pre-eminent choral conductor. During his years as Choral Director at Clearview Regional High School, he built a program which achieved international recognition. His Vocal Ensemble was invited to sing for both National and Divisional ACDA Conventions where they represented the best of high school choral music. They were invited to perform for the Inaugural Choral Festival by the management of Carnegie Hall where they performed the Mozart Requiem with the St Luke’s Orchestra under the baton of Craig Jessop. Additionally they performed at many other prestigious venues such as, The Kennedy Center, and The Washington Cathedral. During several European Tours they performed at Casa Verdi in Milan, Italy, Santa Croce in Florence, St Peter’s in the Vatican, Salzburg Cathedral in Salzburg,St Stephen’s in Vienna along with many historic places throughout Italy and Austria. Since his retirement in 2009 from public school teaching, Mr. Hill continues to serve as Minister of Music at The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury, in Woodbury, New Jersey where he directs the church’s three choirs and plays the organ. He is an active recitalist and also maintains a voice and piano studio.
Mr. Hill’s formal training was at Westminster Choir College in Princeton New Jersey where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music and his Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance. During this time he studied organ with Joan Lippincott and conducting with Joseph Flummerfelt. Subsequent to his college training Mr. Hill had the privilege of studying with Robert Shaw. Mr. Hill is also Repertoire and Standards Chair for the Eastern Division American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and President of New Jersey ACDA. As professor at Rowan University, he conducts the Women's Choir and teaches in both the music and theatre departments.
Mr. Hill believes in the power of the choral art to express and to revive the spirit. The camaraderie that is created within a performance ensemble is important to him. However, the opportunity to achieve moments of beauty to pass on to an audience is what keeps him motivated. The opportunities that this newly formed choir present are exciting. We welcome your interest and encourage you to become involved in the inception of this challenging project.