A.B. University of Chicago; M.A. Harvard University; Ph.D. Harvard University
Professor Hill retired in 2008 after teaching 30 years at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in the School of Music. Before joining the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Music faculty, he taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware, with an appointment as Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Baroque Music: Music in Western Europe, 1580-1750, part of The Norton Introduction to Music History (New York: W. W. Norton, 2005), with the companionAnthology of Baroque Music; Roman Monody, Cantata, and Opera from the Circles around Cardinal Montalto, 2 vols. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997); Vivaldi's Ottone in villa: A Study in Musical Drama, Drammaturgia musicale veneta, 1 (Venice: Fondazione Giorgio Cini, 1983); and The Life and Works of Francesco Maria Veracini (Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1979). His several dozen articles in journals and conference reports cover musical subjects from the sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. His research has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, American Philosophical Society, American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, Arnold O. Beckman Foundation, and the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois. From 1984-86 he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Musicological Society. Biographical articles about Professor Hill appear in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed. (London: Macmillan, 2001) and Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 2nd ed. (Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2002).