Dr. Paul Hill

Paul Hill, DMA

Professor of Music Education
Music Theory Specialist
Missions Experience: USA






  • Doctor of Music Arts, Shenandoah Conservatory, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
  • Master of Music, Shenandoah Conservatory, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
  • Master of Church Music, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
  • Bachelor of Music, Samford University, Birmingham, AL

Doctoral Dissertation

  • The Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Course utilizing Hymns to Teach Basic Music Reading Skills to Adults

Master's Thesis

  • An Investigation of the Music Literacy of Adult Church Choir Members in Churches Affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. 

Teaching Specializations

  • Music Reading
  • Music Theory 

Ministry & Professional Experiences

  • Minister of Worship Arts, First Baptist Church, Marietta, GA
  • Founding Conductor/Music Director, Symphony on the Square, community orchestra, Marietta, GA


  • Teach them to Read! The Benefits of Music Literacy in the Church Choir, Creator Magazine, Vol. 30, Number 2 (March/April) 2008, pp. 20-23.
  • I’ve Got Rhythm…I’ve Got Music, Creator Magazine, Vol. 30, No. 4 (July/August) 2008, pp. 5-11.  
  • Music literacy among adults in church choirs. The Choral Journal. (December) 50 (5) 2009, 12-21.