A. Kori Hill

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Artistic Advisor, Scholar

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Kori Hill holds a M.M. in music history and music performance from West Virginia University and a B.M. in music performance from Miami University. Kori’s research interests include 19th – 20thc. Western classical music, the history of the violin/fiddle in African and African diasporic communities, and classical music education and patronage in black American communities in the United States. Hill is currently completing her doctoral studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In her spare time, Kori is an avid reader, movie watcher, and bookstagramer.


“Destabilizing the Lincoln Memorial Concert: A Look at the Career of Marian Anderson.” M.A. thesis, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, 2017.

“Clarence Cameron White: Classical Violin Performance and Pedagogy in the African American Community.” M.M. thesis, West Virginia University, 2015.

Conference Papers

“Jessye Norman and the Concept of Black Women’s Vocality,” Feminist Theory & Music 14 Conference, San Francisco State University, July 2017

“Clarence Cameron White and The Negro Music Journal as a Pedagogical Tool,” The Arts in the Black Press in the Era of Jim Crow Conference, Yale University, March 2017

“White, Douglass, Cook: The Role of Networks in Nineteenth Century African-American Classical Music Education,” UNC-KCL Joint Graduate Music Conference, “Musical Networks and Ecologies,” UNC at Chapel Hill, August 2016 / South Central Graduate Music Consortium (SCGMC), Duke University, October 2016


  • James W. Pruett Summer Research Fellowship in Music at the Library of Congress, 2017

  • Kenan Graduate Awards Fund, UNC at Chapel Hill, 2016

  • Eileen Southern Travel Award, American Musicological Society, 2014