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S.K. Hill (b. 1946)

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Dr. Stan Hill initiated service as Artistic Director to the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus on August 1, 2000 after serving for eleven years as the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus He received his Doctorate (Ph.D.) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His doctoral dissertation on the voice has been adapted for use by the music faculty at California State University, Fullerton. Portions of his thesis have also been published in the Journal of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and have been used in two NATS symposia. A native of Southern California, Stan earned his BM and MM degrees in conducting from CSU-Fullerton, where he studied with David Thorsen and Harold Decker.

Stan, in his third decade as a choral director has conducted in public schools for eleven years, the University of Illinois for two years, CSU Fullerton for five years, and SFGMC for eleven years, was previously on the voice faculty at CSU-Fullerton where he conducted all the choirs offered and has maintained a private voice studio in his home.

A dynamic conductor, arranger, clinician, and vocal coach, Stan's career spans the elementary, secondary, university, church and community choral spectrums at which he has conducted every configuration of vocal ensemble and chorus in concert with every combination of instrumentation from small ensembles to full symphony orchestra. Stan is a member of NATS, and NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences - the Grammys), ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) and is well known in choral circles for his witty, humanist, and iconoclastic approach to choral conducting.

With the July, 2000 release of his first novel, in two volumes, titled The Love You Leave Behind (Xlibris, Philadelphia), Stan looks forward to writing a sequel to his book, continuing his discourse on the dynamics of gay relationships, and making wonderful music with the men of the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus.

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