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Dr. David Hill

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Dr. David Hill

Assistant Professor of Theory and Piano



About Dr. David Hill

Dr. David Hill, assistant professor of theory and piano, is a pianist, composer, and opera coach who maintains a varied musical career. He has performed with orchestras in Germany, including the Mittelsächsisches Philharmonie (whom he also conducted in concert in 2014) and the Landesbünnen Sachsen, and he regularly gives concerts and recitals in the states.

A composer of church music, his choral anthem, Beckenhorst Press, was named “Editor’s Choice” by the J. W. Pepper catalog. In Spring of 2018, he was awarded a spot as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach in the Roger Vignoles Mentorship program at Vanderbilt University. He was both music director and an arranger of the new musical the Hiding Place, with which he and his wife, soprano Leah Stewart-Hill toured in summers of 2018 and 2019. Dr. Hill is co-director of the German Opera Experience, a study abroad program through James Madison University.

Dr. Hill holds both a BA and MM in Piano Performance from Pensacola Christian College and a DMA in Piano Performance from James Madison University. He also holds active memberships in NASM and ASCAP, and regularly adjudicates piano competitions and festivals.


  • Top Teacher Award, Steinway and Sons, 2018
  • Roger Vignoles Mentorship Program for Young Coaches, Vanderbilt, University, 2018
  • Doctoral Assistantship, James Madison University, 2010-2013
  • Semifinalist, Concert Contest, 2012
  • Young Artist in Art Song, Staunton Music Festival, Springfest, 2011
  • Graduate Performance Grant, German Opera Experience/James Madison University, 2010
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, National Honors Program, 2004
  • First Prize, Piano, Commencement Contest, Pensacola Christian College, 2004
  • First Prize, Chamber Music, Commencement Contest, Pensacola Christian College, 2003


  • “Publishing Compositions and Arrangements,” Music Club, Pensacola Christian College, 2018
  • “Grad School Applications” Music Study Club, Pensacola Christian College, 2018
  • Master Class/Piano Recital, Crown College, St. Bonifacious, Minnesota, 2012


  • “The Church of God is One” Beckenhorst Press, 2018
  • “Glorious Praise,” Digital Download Arrangements for Intermediate Pianists Bible Truth Music, 2013
  • “Skillful Praise, Hymn Arrangements for the Moderately Advanced Pianist” Bible Truth Music, 2012
  • “The Finish Line” Choral Octavo arrangement, Bible Truth Music, 2012


  • DMA, Piano Performance, James Madison University
  • MM, Piano Performance, Pensacola Christian College
  • BA, Piano Performance, Pensacola Christian College


  • Piano Literature
  • Piano Lab
  • Piano Pedagogy I-IV
  • Accompanying
  • Harmony I-IV
  • Ear-Training & Sight-Singing I-IV
  • Applied Lessons
  • Form in Music