Choral music is my calling. I am incredibly active in the profession: teaching collegiately, conducting choirs and teaching applied voice in the community, and traveling for honor choirs, festivals, and clinics. Let me know how I can be of service to you and your choir.
Publications & Media
Included here are live recordings of ensembles under my direction, as well as articles and octavos I have written/arranged and published over the years. Check back often for updated resources, and please contact me if you have ideas about materials that might be useful to you.
From Morten Lauridsen’s “Madrigali” — the Sing Omaha Master Chorale in live performance, October 6, 2016.
Dr. Hill delivering the commencement address at Peru State, having been named the 2019 “Teaching Excellence Award” winner.
The Sing Omaha Women’s Choir performs “My November Guest.”
Dr. Hill conducts the 2019 Nebraska Choral Directors Association All-State Concert Choir.
Sing Omaha is one of the nation’s largest and most successful music education and performance nonprofits. I founded this organization in 2007, and continue to serve as the Executive and Artistic Director, overseeing 10 choirs, two studio locations, and more than 30 faculty and staff while maintaining a full voice studio and conducting two of Sing Omaha’s ten choirs.
I joined the Creighton University Department of Fine and Performing Arts as the Director of Choral Activities in 2023 where I conduct the Chamber Choir and University Chorus and teach other music coursework.
I have served on the Nebraska Choral Directors Association board since 2009 and was elected to a three-year term as Treasurer in 2018, but resigned to become NCDA’s Operations Manager. I’ve conducted ensembles on state conferences three times since 2012, and was selected to conduct the organization’s first All-State Concert Choir in 2019.
I am grateful to serve among passionate, expert choral music educators, and to have studied with some of the finest pedagogues in the profession.
Dr. Z. Randall Stroope
Professor of Music
Composer & Conductor
Retired Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at Oklahoma State University
Dr. Stroope is an American composer and conductor. He has had recent conducting engagements in Hong Kong, Rome, Barcelona, Singapore, Canterbury Cathedral (England), Berliner Dom (Germany), Salzburger Dom (Austria), St. John (Canada), Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), Carnegie Hall (New York), and performed music for mass at the Vatican on 11 different occasions. He is also the Artistic Director for two summer music festivals in Europe and taught composition for FENIARCO (Italy choral conductors) in 2017 and 2018. www.ZRStroope.com
- Matt Hill studied applied voice, choral conducting, and choral composition with Dr. Z. Randall Stroope as an undergraduate from 2000-2005, and as a graduate teaching assistant in the Oklahoma State University Master’s program from 2010-2012.
Dr. Peter A. Eklund
Professor of Music
Co-Chair of the Voice/Choral Area and Director of Choral Activities | Choir | Nebraska
Dr. Eklund divides his time among four important roles: conductor, guest lecturer, editor/arranger (his own choral series with Santa Barbara Music Publications and Colla Voce—and his set of Moses Hogan arrangements is published by Hal Leonard), and teacher/mentor (with numerous former students performing professionally on both US coasts: Broadway, Lincoln Center, TV, and Oscar winning movies—and everywhere in between).
- Dr. Peter Eklund served as Dr. Hill’s primary professor and academic advisor in the Doctoral program at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where Dr. Hill earned his DMA in choral conducting.
Cathedral Arts Series (Omaha)
Feature Performance with Sing Omaha adult choirs.
ACDA National Conference – Presenter
NCDA Summer Conference – Presenter
Nebraska Music Education Association – Presenter