A. Kori Hill is a music historian, writer, and violinist. She is a specialist in Florence Price, American classical music, New Negro modernism, and violin repertoire. As an independent scholar, she is fiercely dedicated to making histories of Black classical musicians more accessible to the general public.
Kori is a contributor for I Care if You Listen and is a regular program notes writer for Seattle Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She has also contributed notes for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 seasons of the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center. She is the recipient of the 2021 Price Award for Scholarship from the International Florence Price Festival, the 2019 Judith Tick Fellowship from the Society for American Music (SAM), and a 2014 Eileen Southern Travel Award from the American Musicological Society (AMS). She was the guest speaker for the Cincinnati Symphony's "Celebrating Florence Price" event in 2019, and has presented her research at major conferences like SAM, AMS, & the Feminist Theory & Music Conference (FT&M).
Kori holds a PhD in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; a MA in musicology from UNC-Chapel Hill; a MM in violin performance and music history from West Virginia University, and a BM in violin performance from Miami University.