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William Hill Collection


William Hill Collection
Hill, William
Collection number:
42.5 linear feet
Inclusive dates:
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

William H. Hill was born on December 27, 1930 in Paris, Texas and died in 2000. He began studying music with his mother at age four and as a young child began studying saxophone. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1952 and received Masters of Arts degree in 1955. After graduating, he worked as a woodwind instructor and director of bands at East Texas State University. In 1963, he left his teaching position in order to pursue his Ph.D. at UCLA. While at UCLA he taught saxophone and conducted bands at Arizona State University. From 1972-1982 he taught and built the music program at California State University. While teaching, he also conducted and led band clinics through the world. In 1977 he received the Ostwald Composition Award for his composition Dances Sacred and Profane after being selected as a runner-up in 1976. The William H Hill Collection covers a period of time from 1952-200 with the bulk of the material being undated. This collection consists of mostly published and unpublished scores, manuscripts, and sketches of William H Hills compositions. This collection also includes papers, correspondence, recordings, clippings, pictures and memorabilia related to his work as a composer, a professor, and a member of the ABA.

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William Hill Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please make an appointment with the curator: Vincent J. Novara Tel: 301.405.9220, Email:


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