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Matthew Hoch


As a voice pedagogue, Dr. Hoch has been extremely active in the nation’s two largest organizations for teachers of singing: the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA). With NATS, he is a “double alumnus” of the NATS Intern Program, serving as an intern in 2006 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and hosting the program in 2009 at Shorter College. He coordinated the NATS CHATS program from 2006–2011, served two terms as chair of the Professional Development Committee (2008–2012), and served on the national nominating committee (2013). With the Southeastern Region of NATS (SERNATS), Dr. Hoch has served as the Regional Auditions Host (2015), Registrar (2013 and 2014), and Repertoire Consultant (2009); and he has served as Registrar (2011 and 2012), Chapter Auditions Host (2011), Repertoire Consultant (2009 and 2010), and Historian (2007 and 2008) for Georgia NATS (GANATS). He currently serves as the Education Chair of Alabama NATS (ALANATS). In 2010, he adjudicated the final round of the TEXOMA-NATSAA auditions. He was recently appointed editor of the So You Want to Sing book series, a joint venture between NATS and Rowman & Littlefield.

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With NYSTA, Dr. Hoch has served as Vice President since 2012 and as Editor-in-Chief of VOICEPrints: The Official Journal of NYSTA since 2008. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors, the Professional Development Program Committee, and the Internet Technology Committee. He has completed the five-course core curriculum of NYSTA’s Oren Lathrop Brown Professional Development Program and has been awarded the NYSTA’s Distinguished Voice Professional (DVP) certificate. In 2013, he was selected as a Master Teacher for NYSTA’s annual Comparative Pedagogy Weekend.

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At Auburn University, Dr. Hoch has served as the Music Department Senator on the University Senate since 2013. Within the music department, he serves as Coordinator of Voice Studies and has also served on the Scholarship Committee, Calendar Committee, Curriculum Committee, and Policies and Procedures Committee. He also advises the SNATS, the student chapter of the NATS, music majors in the BM performance and BA music programs, and actively participates in a variety music department recruiting events.

At Shorter College, Dr. Hoch served as Coordinator of Voice Studies, Director of the Guest Artist Series and as the Founding Director of both the New Music Series and the Musical Theatre Master Class Series. He also served on many college-wide committees, including the Admissions Committee, Academic Effectiveness Council, Academic Advising Committee, Assessment Committee, Legislative and Judicial Committee, and Technology, Learning, and Teaching Resources Committee. In the music department, he served on the Program Notes Committee, BM Curriculum Revision Committee, GMTA 2009 Conference Hosting Committee, Recruitment Committee, and on four national search committees for the hiring of new full-time assistant professors. He has served as President and Vice President of Pi Kappa Lambda, and has served as an advisor for Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Proclamation. Under his advisement from 2006–2009, the Shorter College chapter of MENC (CMENC) was a three-year recipient of the "Collegiate Growth Award." Dr. Hoch founded the Shorter College student chapter of ACDA, served as an academic advisor for many performance and musical theatre majors, and actively participated in music department recruiting events.


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