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Matthew Hoch


Matthew 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 several books, including A Dictionary for the Modern Singer (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), Welcome to Church Music & The Hymnal 1982 (Morehouse, 2015), and Voice Secrets: 100 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Singer (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), coauthored with Linda Lister. He is also editor of the So You Want to Sing book series, a joint venture between NATS and Rowman & Littlefield. Dr. Hoch is the 2016 winner of the Van L. Lawrence Fellowship, awarded jointly by the Voice Foundation and NATS. He is currently President-Elect of NYSTA, an organization in which he has served as Vice President (2012–2017) as well as Editor-in-Chief of VOICEPrints (2008–2016).

Outside of music, Dr. Hoch's interests and hobbies include film, art history, reading, writing, poetry, and religion. He holds the Diploma in Art History from the University of Hartford and has seen every one of Roger Ebert's Great Movies. He lives in Auburn, Alabama with his wife, Theresa, and their three children: Hannah, Sofie, and Zachary.

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