Dept. of Music to host Dr. Matthew Hoch (Auburn) in recital Feb. 7 | Judson College
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Dept. of Music to host Dr. Matthew Hoch (Auburn) in recital Feb. 7

The Judson College Department of Music will host Dr. Matthew Hoch, Associate Professor of Voice at Auburn University, for a guest artist recital and master class February 7. The free event will be held at 7:00pm in Alumnae Auditorium on the Judson College campus in Marion, Ala.

The recital will feature selections from a variety of styles, including sacred oratorio (Bach’s St. Matthew Passion​), a spirited Mozart aria, French Impressionist love songs based on the character of Don Quichotte, and contemporary American folk songs. Hoch will be accompanied by pianist Dr. Cindy St. Clair, Assistant Professor of Music and Head of the Judson Music Department.

Following the recital, Hoch will coach three of Judson’s voice students in a master class. Hoch will work with each student on her vocal technique, and the audience is encouraged to stay, observe, and ask questions about the singing process.

Hoch holds a degrees from the New England Conservatory (D.M.A.), The Hartt School (M.M.), and Ithaca College (B.M.), as well as a Certificate in Vocology from the National Center for Voice and Speech. Prior to joining the Auburn University faculty in 2012, Hoch spent six years as Assistant Professor of Voice at Shorter College. Dr. Hoch’s students have gone on to successful careers in both classical and music theater genres and have won awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC), NATS, MTNA, ACTF, the Vann Vocal Institute, and others. He has appeared as a soloist with the Oregon Bach Festival, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Vox Consort, Harmonie Universelle, the Hartford, Rome, and Nashua Symphony Orchestras, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Chattanooga Bach Choir, Griffin Choral Arts, and the United States Coast Guard Chamber Players. Dr. Hoch is the 2016 winner of the Van L. Lawrence Fellowship, awarded jointly by the Voice Foundation and NATS. He 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 the editor of the recently published So You Want to Sing Sacred Music (2017) and So You Want to Sing CCM (2018). His articles have appeared in over a dozen academic and professional journals, including the Journal of Voice, Journal of Singing, Voice and Speech Review, Opera Journal, Choral Journal, The Chorister, College Music Symposium, Classical Singer, American Music Teacher, Kodály Envoy, Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music, and Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians. Dr. Hoch has presented his research at many national and international conferences, including ICVT, PEVOC, PAVA, NATS, VASTA, MTNA, NOA, CMS, HICAH, SAM, NAfME, AGO, ASA, IHS, the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada, the Voice Foundation Symposium in Philadelphia, and the International Symposium on Singing and Song in St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. In 2018, he presented performances and master classes in the United Arab Emirates and was awarded the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts Teaching Excellence Award.

For more information about the recital or masterclass, contact Dr. Jessica Spafford, Assistant Professor of Music, at 334.683.5242.