Jamie Hillman was appointed Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Studies, and Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting at the University of Toronto in 2021. The Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting is a distinguished honor among choral professionals in Canada and is representative of the most innovative leaders in choral music and conducting pedagogy. The endowed chair was established in the name of celebrated conductor and professor Elmer Iseler. Iseler’s accomplished career in choral music spanned five decades and had a tremendous impact on professionalizing the field in Canada and beyond. Jamie Hillman is the third Illinois School of Music alum to be appointed to the prestigious Elmer Iseler Chair, succeeding Hilary Apfelstadt (MS Music Education ‘75) and Doreen Rao (BME ‘69). Having only appointed these three Elmer Iseler Chairs since the position was established, one might speculate that being an Illinois School of Music alum is a prerequisite to serve as chair.