Position: Assistant Professor, Music Education (Choral Emphasis)
Employed Since: 2020
B.M.E. Stetson University; M.M.E. University of South Carolina; Ph.D. Florida State University
Hillary Ridgley serves as assistant professor of music education at Shenandoah University. She is an active conductor, clinician and adjudicator. Her research interests include choral text, the poetry of Sara Teasdale in choral music, music literacy and community service partnerships and field experience for music therapy and choral music education students. She co-directed the MTC Women’s Prison Glee Club for three years. Ridgley holds a Ph.D. in choral conducting/music education from Florida State University. Previously, she taught 12 years in the public school systems of Florida and South Carolina. Choirs under Ridgley’s direction have performed at the National Kodaly Convention, Florida Music Educators Association Conference, Florida American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Conference and Southern Division Conference of ACDA. Ridgley received a Bachelor of Music Education from Stetson University and Master of Music Education from the University of South Carolina.