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Matthew Hoch


Dr. Hoch is the author of several books, including A Dictionary for the Modern Singer, Welcome to Church Music & The Hymnal 1982, and Voice Secrets: 100 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Singer, coauthored with Linda Lister. Forthcoming books include Oratorio: A Singer’s Guide and So You Want to Sing Sacred Music, an edited volume with contributions from several authors. He currently serves as editor of the So You Want to Sing series, a joint venture between the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and Rowman & Littlefield. His articles have appeared in a variety of academic and professional journals, including theJournal of Singing, Journal of Voice, Opera Journal, Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians, and The Chorister. From 2008–2016, he served as Editor-in-Chief of VOICEPrints: The Official Journal of NYSTA.

He has presented his research at many national and international conferences, including the International Congress of Voice Teachers (ICVT), Pan-European Voice Conference (PEVOC), Pan-American Vocology Association (PAVA), National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), College Music Society (CMS), Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities (HICAH), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), National Opera Association (NOA), Acoustical Society of America (ASA), International Horn Symposium (IHS), Hymn Society of the United States and Canada, Voice Foundation Symposium in Philadelphia, and the International Symposium on Singing and Song in St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dr. Hoch is the 2016 winner of the Van L. Lawrence Fellowship, awarded jointly by the Voice Foundation and NATS. He has been the recipient of several grants and from Auburn University, including research grants from Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). Dr. Hoch received an Auburn Author Award for A Dictionary for the Modern Singer and was a 2014 recipient of a Breeden Endowment Grant for Teaching Effectiveness. He is a two-time recipient of the Mu Phi Epsilon Musicological Research Award and was awarded the 2016 Mary Alice Cox Award, the 2015 Bettylou Scandling Hubin Grant for Music Technology, and the 2010 Bettylou Scandling Hubin Grant for World Music/Multicultural Studies by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation. In 2013, Mu Phi Epsilon elected him for membership into ACME, which recognizes distinguished artists, composers, musicologists, and educators. Dr. Hoch was awarded the NATS Voice Pedagogy Award in 2007.

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