ethan hill

composer • musician

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Ethan Hill is a creative and inquisitive mind. Showing an interest in music at an early age, Ethan studied piano and theory throughout his childhood. He later pursued music in post secondary, studying composition at the University of Victoria, where he also trained as a liturgical musician at St. John the Divine Anglican Church. In 2019, he relocated to Montreal to study the organ at McGill University, during which time he held an organ scholarship at Christ Church Cathedral.

His work in the church sparked his fascination with metaphysics, symbolism and ontology, which he continues to explore today. All of this ultimately manifests itself through his compositions, where he explores intonation theory, sound cognition as well as his curiosity for musical intuition.

Currently, he is based in Calgary, Alberta, where he serves as Interim Director of Music at Knox United Church and works with the Alberta Ballet, the Savridi Singers among several others. He continues to develop his artistry through residencies with the Banff Centre for Art and Creativity, the Domaine Forget de Charlevoix and Continuum Contemporary Music. Ethan also serves as president of RCCO, Calgary Centre and as a representative for Alberta & the Northwest Territories with the Canadian League of Composers.