Hillary Ridgley is assistant professor of choral music education at Shenandoah University. Ridgley 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 the Florida State University. Previously, she taught twelve 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 ACDA Conference and Southern Division Conference of ACDA. Ridgley received a B.M.E. from Stetson University and M.M.E. from the University of South Carolina.