April Hill specializes in teaching musical theater vocal technique and styles. In addition to Elon, she has worked at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia as the Music Theater Specialist. A native of North Carolina, April received both her MM in Vocal Performance and her BM in Choral Music Education from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG). She taught choral music in the public schools for 4 years and has been teaching private studio voice since 1998. Musical Direction is one of April’s favorite activities and she has been involved in numerous productions. Past shows include The Full Monty, A Chorus Line, My Fair Lady, Anything Goes, The Wizard of Oz, Falsettos, Closer Than Ever, Oklahoma! and Side By Side By Sondheim with NC professional and community theaters. April has been Mezzo-Soprano soloist with Greensboro Oratorio Society (NC), Choral Society of Greensboro (NC), Alamance Chorale (NC), and various churches. She has sung professionally with the Bel Canto Company (Greensboro, NC) and the Carolina Chamber Chorale (Charleston, SC). In the fall of 2009, she premiered the role of Camala in a concert version Sorrel Hays’ new opera, Toowhopera at the Georgia Music Teachers’ Association’s fall conference in Rome, GA.
On the college level, April has musically directed at Elon University, Shorter College, and UNC-Greensboro doing shows such as The Wedding Singer, Songs for a New World, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Guys & Dolls, Godspell, Batboy, Urinetown, and Cabaret. Her work with musical theater majors at Shorter College and Elon University has allowed her students to go on to Broadway, the National Tours of Spring Awakening and Footloose as well as many regional theaters, cruise lines, Disneyworld, and Universal Studios in Florida. April is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.