Adam Hill | Mount Allison

Adam Hill

Part-Time Lecturer — Composition (Winter 2022)


Adam Hill is a composer and bassist originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He has been a recipient of awards and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Foundation for Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings, SCI/ASCAP, Innovation PEI, the BC Arts Council, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, the Blue Mountain Center, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.

Adam’s works have been featured at many festivals, including the Manchester New Music Festival, the New Horizons Music Festival, the Electroacoustic Barn Dance, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Music NOW!, the Third Shift Festival, and the Murau International Music Festival. His music has also been presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus’ Men’s Ensemble, musica intima, and the Elektra Women's Choir, among others.  He has been commissioned by the CBC, the Erato Ensemble, the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble, the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, and the Singers' Club of Cleveland.

Additionally, Adam is a member of the award-winning Atlantic String Machine and is a performer fluent in several genres. He has appeared at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the Sisters Jazz Festival, the River City Bluegrass Festival, the Mission Folk Festival, the Harrison Festival of the Arts, the Whitehorse Poetry Festival, the South By Southwest Music Festival, the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, and Electronic Music Midwest. He has released four albums of folk music, two of which have reached the #8 spot on the National Folk and Roots radio chart. He has also performed on more than a dozen recordings spanning folk, rock, jazz, classical, and bluegrass genres.

Adam earned degrees from the University of British Columbia, Western Washington University, and Whitman College; and, he has taught at Western Washington University, Quest University, and Holland College in addition to Mount Allison. He currently lives in Charlottetown, PEI.