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Matthew Hoch with Shorter University graduate Jasmine Habersham


Dr. Hoch is currently Associate Professor of Voice and Coordinator of Voice Studies at Auburn University, where he teaches applied voice, diction, and vocal literature courses. From 2012–2015 he served as Assistant Professor of Voice and directed the opera workshop program at Auburn University. He currently serves as the Education Chair of Alabama NATS and advises the Auburn University chapter of SNATS. From 2006–2012, Dr. Hoch was Assistant Professor of Voice at Shorter College, where he taught applied voice and vocal literature. He served as Coordinator of Voice Studies from 2010–2012 and conducted the Shorter Chorus from 2006–2008.

Much of Dr. Hoch's professional time and energy is devoted to a thriving voice studio. His voice students have gone on to successful singing careers and have won many competitions, including the district Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, the state and division MTNA Young Artist Competition, and chapter and regional NATS auditions. Also at home as a musical theatre pedagogue, his students have been accepted into many professional training and summer stock programs. They have also garnered fourteen Kennedy Center ACTF Irene Ryan nominees, including the 2011 Best Musical Theatre Performer in the Southeast Region.

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Dr. Hoch's students have been accepted into top graduate programs, including Indiana University, Florida State University, McGill University, Boston University, and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM); as well as prestigious undergraduate programs such as Oberlin College, Westminster Choir College, Shenandoah University, New York University, and the Berklee College of Music. As of 2015, Dr. Hoch has supervised a total of 26 capstone recitals for senior BM performance, BM music education, BA music, and BFA musical theatre majors.

View a comprehensive list and photo gallery of these senior recitals

Before coming to Shorter College, Dr. Hoch was Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County. Prior to that appointment, he held part-time teaching positions at Northeastern University, Central Connecticut State University, The Hartt School, and the New England Conservatory. In addition to his expertise as a voice specialist, Dr. Hoch's past positions have also given him extensive experience teaching music history, music theory, sight singing, and music appreciation courses.

Complete list of Dr. Hoch's university courses and syllabi

Deeply committed to voice pedagogy, Dr. Hoch remains an active member of NATS, NYSTA, MTNA, and the Voice Foundation. In 2015, he completed his Certificate in Vocology at the National Center for Voice and Speech under the tutelage of Dr. Ingo Titze. He has also pursued studies with W. Stephen Smith at Northwestern University and Dr. Johan Sundberg at New York University. Dr. Hoch is an alumnus of the 2006 NATS Intern Program, is recognized as a "Distinguished Voice Professional" by NYSTA, and is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) for MTNA. In 2007, he completed three levels of certification in Somatic Voicework™—The LoVetri Method at the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University.

Brief summary of Dr. Hoch's educational and pedagogical training


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