Scott Hill has taught students ranging in age from six to seventy for over 25 years. He has given dozens of educational outreach concerts and lectures as well as holding residencies at festivals, schools, colleges, and universities thought the US, Canada, and Europe. His students have gone on to study at major universities and conservatories and have won guitar competitions in the US and Europe. Mr. Hill specializes in chamber music coaching for guitar ensemble and for guitar with other instruments or voice.
He has performed with orchestras, choirs, instrumentalists, and vocalists throughout Canada, United States, Europe, and South America as a soloist and chamber musician. Most recently, he gave the Canadian premiere of Richard Harvey’s, “Concerto Antico for Guitar and Small Orchestra” with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra.
As a member of the Alturas Duo and as a soloist, Mr. Hill has premiered more than sixty pieces of new music. He has won the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming award, a New Music USA commissioning grant, is a laureate winner of the 2020 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. He has recently premiered music for solo guitar by David MacBride, Javier Farías, Sergio Berchenko, and…Scott Hill! In 2021 he premiered works for flute and guitar by Javier Contreras, Mari Kotskky, and Karina Contreras and new music for viola and guitar by the late Argentine composer, Guillermo Zalcman, the Estonian violist and vocalist, Povilas Syrrist-Gelgota and the Norwegian guitarist composer, Arild Jensen.
In addition to his work with the Alturas Duo and ADAA trios, he is a Play USA Carnegie Hall Teaching Artist through his work with the INTEMPO Organization in Stamford, CT. Mr. Hill earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Lakehead University and a Masters Degree in Guitar Performance and a Graduate Professional Diploma in chamber performance from the Hartt School of Music.