Melissa Hill (née Crowhurst), M.Ed., graduated in 2015 from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) with a Bachelor’s degree in music and a Maryland State K-12 teaching certificate. During her time at UMBC, Hill was the recipient of a research award to study “Old Italian Singing” in Florence, Italy. In 2018, she received her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, with an Administrator I endorsement, from American College of Education.
Hill worked as middle school choir director and general music teacher in Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) for four years. Hill has served on AACPS’s textbook review and curriculum writing committee, along with fulfilling the role of All County Chorus manager. She has presented music education sessions at both state and national level conferences. Hill has held two leadership roles with the Maryland Choral Educators Association (MCEA) Executive Board. Throughout her career, she has maintained a private studio for voice instruction and performs with the Annapolis Chorale.
In 2019, Hill became the Maryland Field Specialist for American College of Education (ACE), within their teacher education programs. In this role, Hill is responsible for fostering current educational partnerships and facilitating new ones. She assists in recruitment for ACE’s teaching programs and supports education students. Hill presents collegiate program information to various audiences throughout the state of Maryland.
At Towson, Hill supervises music education majors during their teaching and field experiences.