Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College congratulates Assistant Professor of Music Matt Hill on being named to the Midlands Business Journal 2017 “40 Under 40.” In addition to serving as Director of Choral Activities, Hill is the Executive Director of Sing Omaha.
Hill founded “Sing Omaha Inc.” in January, 2007. This 501c3 non-profit organization serves as Nebraska’s Premier K-12/adult choral arts organization, and is comprised of nine choirs, which serve more than 400 singers in Douglas and Sarpy County each year. In September 2015, Hill opened Sing Omaha Studios, two public-facing locations for private voice and piano lessons, and other related camps and workshops.
Hill is an inaugural member of the Oklahoma State University Music Education Hall of Fame and was honored as the “Young Choral Director of the Year” by the Nebraska Choral Directors Association in 2015.
Hill regularly serves as a guest clinician for district festivals and honor choirs, and is called upon to adjudicate show choir and classical solo and ensemble competitions around the country each season. In addition to his work as a conductor, Hill has served in music ministry steadily since 2003 as pianist and worship leader and has performed as a chorister and featured soloist with numerous local and regional ensembles.
Hill earned a master’s in choral conducting at Oklahoma State University and is in the process of completing his doctoral work at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
The Midlands Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” is an annual list saluting the Omaha area’s young, dynamic leaders. A full profile for Hill may be found in a forthcoming issue of The Midlands Business Journal.