Basic Music Reading Skills Course

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About the author

Dr. Paul G. Hill  has been a church musician for almost 40 years. During those years he has conducted choirs, orchestras, children's choirs, student (youth) choirs, handbell choirs and various vocal and instrumental ensembles.  Dr. Hill’s studies in music education (BM from Samford University, and DMA from Shenandoah Conservatory), coupled with his studies and experiences in church music (MCM from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), have helped shape how he defines himself as a “Church Music Educator.” His research has focused on music literacy in adult church choirs, evaluating the state of music literacy as well as providing resources to improve music literacy within those same choirs. Both of these subjects received national attention through articles written by Dr. Hill and published in Creator Magazine and the December 2009 issue of the ACDA (American Choral Director’s Association) Choral Journal entitled Music Literacy Among Adults in Church Choirs. Dr. Hill has been the Director/Minister of Worship Arts at First Baptist Church, Marietta, Georgia, since 1999 having previously served churches in Florida, Alabama, and earlier in Georgia.  Since 2010 he has been the Founding Conductor/Music Director for Symphony on the Square, a community-based, 50+ member pops orchestra located in Marietta, Georgia.