Stuart Chapman Hill

Stuart Chapman Hill

Composer, Conductor  & Educator

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Dr. Stuart Chapman Hill is a composer, conductor ane educator who is based in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the artistic director of CHARIS, the St. Louis Women’s Chorus, and is additionally an associate professor of music and Webster University’s director of musical instruction.

Dr. Hill earned his doctorate in music education from Michigan State University, where he also studied choral conducting, taught courses in music foundations, and songwriting leading up to joining the Webster faculty. He was awarded the Excellence-in-Teaching Citation at Michigan State, a university-wide honor presented each year to six graduate students in recognition for their achievements in the undergraduate classroom. For the purpose of helping to inform the classroom practice of music educators who teach songwriting in formal contexts, he used ethnographic approaches to explore the teaching and learning practices of professional songwriters in Nashville, Tennessee.

Music teacher identity and music education philosophy are some of his other academic interests. Vanderbilt University awarded Dr. Hill degrees in both music and education. In Greensboro, North Carolina, he taught chorus to middle school students before going back to graduate school. He also served as a faculty member at the North Carolina Governor’s School working with high school students.

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Stuart Chapman Hill

Best Selling Chorals

Always Be My Home

 Stuart Chapman Hill has set his own words to music for unison voices and piano, with a string quartet as an optional extra. Use Always Be My Home as a graduation song or any other time you want to invoke those memorable moments.

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The Light That Will Lead You Home

The gospel-influenced song The Light That Will Lead You Home by Stuart Chapman Hill was written for SAB voices and piano. The lyrics and music emphasize a message of encouragement and hope. This upbeat gospel-inspired composition would be a superb addition for any high school gospel choir performance.


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Song Of The Apple Tree

This straightforward piece features lyrics and music by Stuart Chapman Hill and is written for two part treble voices with piano and an optional descant. Song Of The Apple Tree, which was originally intended for an elementary honor choir., perhaps even one with seniors.

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Run Away

In the field of choral music, Stuart Chapman Hill is an emerging talent. This uplifting song for three part treble voices, performed a cappella, is ideal for commencement, as an encore, or as a closing number on which to base your complete spring performance schedule. Run Away will unquestionably be a new favorite piece of your treble choir.

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