Department of Music

Matthew Hoch

Matthew Hoch

Associate Professor
107 Goodwin Music Building
(334) 844-3188

DMA – New England Conservatory

MM – The Hartt School

BM – Ithaca College

Certificate in Vocology – National Center for Voice and Speech

Matthew Hoch is Associate Professor of Voice and Coordinator of the Voice Area at Auburn University, where he teaches applied voice, diction, and vocal literature courses. Prior to coming to Auburn in 2012, he spent six years as Assistant Professor of Voice at Shorter College, where he taught applied voice, vocal literature, and served as Coordinator of Voice 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. 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, 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). His articles have appeared in the Journal of Singing, Journal of Voice, Opera Journal, Choral Journal, Chorister, and Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians. From 2008–2016, he served as Editor-in-Chief of VOICEPrints: The Official Journal of NYSTA. Dr. Hoch has presented his research at many national and international conferences, including ICVT, PEVOC, PAVA, NATS, VASTA, MTNA, NOA, CMS, HICAH, SAM, NAfME, ASA, IHS, the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada, Voice Foundation Symposium in Philadelphia, and the International Symposium on Singing and Song in St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Last Updated: February 01, 2017