Matthew Hoch is Assistant Professor of Voice at Auburn University, where he teaches applied voice, diction, and opera workshop. Prior to this position, he spent six years as Assistant Professor of Voice at Shorter College, where he taught applied voice, vocal literature, and served as Coordinator of Vocal Studies. Dr. Hoch's students have gone on to successful careers in both classical and musical theatre genres and have won awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC), NATS, MTNA, ACTF, and others
Dr. Hoch earned his BM degree from Ithaca College with a triple major in vocal performance, music education, and music theory; his MM degree from The Hartt School with a double major in vocal performance and music history; and his DMA in vocal performance and literature from the New England Conservatory. Dr. Hoch is a “double alumnus” of the NATS Intern Program, completing the program as an intern in 2006 and hosting the program in 2009. In the summer of 2013, he presented three sessions at Eighth International Congress of Voice Teachers (ICVT8) in Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Hoch is recognized as a NYSTA Distinguished Voice Professional (DVP), an MTNA National Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM), and has completed all three levels of Somatic Voicework™ certification with Jeannette LoVetri. His book, A Dictionary for the Modern Singer, will be released by Scarecrow Press in late 2013.
In addition to his academic life, Dr. Hoch serves as Choirmaster and Minister of Music at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn, Alabama, where he lives with his wife, Theresa, and three children: Hannah, Sofie, and Zachary. He currently serves as Vice President of NYSTA and Editor-in-Chief of VOICEPrints, and was a master teacher for NYSTA’s 2013 Comparative Pedagogy Weekend.