Matthew Hoch

Matthew Hoch is a Professor of Voice at Auburn University. Prior to coming to Auburn in 2012, he 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), co-authored 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 VoiceJournal of SingingVoice and Speech ReviewOpera JournalChoral JournalThe ChoristerCollege Music SymposiumClassical SingerAmerican Music TeacherKodály EnvoyJournal 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.