Dr. Matthew Hoch will join our own Dr. Hye-Jung Hong in a recital of music by Schumann, Jocelyne Binet and duets with our own Dr. Ann Marie Wilcox-Daehn.
Dr. Hoch maintains a multi-faceted musical career as a professional baritone, teacher of singing, choral conductor, lecturer and scholar. After early training in woodwinds and piano, Dr. Hoch graduated from the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts as a saxophone major before devoting his career to voice performance, pedagogy and literature. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude, from Ithaca College with a triple major in vocal performance, music education and music theory. He later earned a Master of Music degree from the Hartt School with a double major in vocal performance and music history, followed by a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance from the New England Conservatory. In 2015, he completed the Certificate in Vocology at the National Center for Voice and Speech in Salt Lake City.
Dr. Hoch is currently associate professor of voice and coordinator of voice studies at Auburn University, as well as choirmaster and minister of music at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn, Alabama. Previous positions include assistant professor of voice and coordinator of voice studies at Shorter College, as well as choirmaster and director of music at St Peter's Episcopal Church in Rome, Georgia.
He maintains an active schedule as a performer and lecturer, and is the author of three books, including "A Dictionary for the Modern Singer" (2014), "Welcome to Church Music & The Hymnal 1982" (2015) and "Voice Secrets: 100 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Singer" (2016), coauthored with Linda Lister. He is also editor of the recently published "So You Want to Sing Sacred Music" (2017) and "So You Want to Sing CCM" (2018). Dr. Hoch is the 2016 winner of the Van L. Lawrence Fellowship, awarded jointly by the Voice Foundation and NATS. He is currently president of NYSTA, an organization in which he has served as vice president (2012–2017), as well as editor-in-chief of VOICEPrints (2008–2016).