Title: Musicologist, Bibliographer, Associate Professor
Company: Baruch College – City University of New York
Location: Bergenfield, New Jersey, United States
George Hill, Musicologist, Bibliographer and Associate Professor at Baruch College – City University of New York, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in classical period music and academia.
In leading up to his own career as an educator, Dr. Hill was greatly influenced by a number of professors throughout his academic pursuits. First, there was Putnam Aldrich, a professor at Stanford University and then there was Leonard Ratner, another professor at Stanford. He also cites many professors he met at the library, there who acted as mentors. Dr. Hill earned an AB in music from the institution in 1965, and continued his academic preparation to receive an AM in library science at the University of Chicago in 1966. In 1975, he received a PhD in historical musicology from New York University. In his career, Dr. Hill has received grants from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation.
While matriculating, Dr. Hill started as a librarian in the music division at the New York Public Library in 1966. He spent 1971 to 1972 as the library’s music assistant before joining the University of California Irvine’s fine arts library. He returned to the East Coast a year after a year in this post and accepted an associate professor of music position at Baruch College in 1973. He remained in this position until his retirement in 2013. Throughout his career, he served as the treasurer of The Bohemians professional musicians club for 31 years. Dr. Hill has also contributed to myriad public works, including as a contributing author of the sixth edition of “A Thematic Locator for Mozart’s Works as Listed in Kochel’s Chronologisch-Thematisches Verzeichnic,” and “A Thematic Catalogue of the Instrumental Music of Florian Leopold Gassmann.”
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