Matthew Hoch

Matthew Hoch

Matthew Hoch is associate professor of voice and coordinator of voice studies at Auburn University. He is the author of three books, including A Dictionary for the Modern Singer and Voice Secrets (coauthored with Linda Lister). Hoch is the 2016 winner of the Van L. Lawrence Fellowship, awarded jointly by the Voice Foundation and NATS. He holds a BM from Ithaca College with a triple major in vocal performance, music education, and music theory; an MM from the Hartt School with a double major in vocal performance and music history; a DMA in vocal performance from the New England Conservatory; and a Certificate in Vocology from the National Center for Voice and Speech.

The Oratorio Artist: An Interview with Soprano Mary Wilson

Soprano Mary Wilson has made a name for herself in oratorio repertoire. She shares her experiences in this interview. Wilson is also a masterclass presenter at the CS Music Convention.

Review: Oxford Solo Songs: Secular

    In the November/December 2021 issue of Classical Singer, I offered a review of Oxford Solo Songs: Christmas, a new anthology of seasonal songs published by Oxford University Press.

Christmas Review: Oxford Solo Songs

Church gigs are a staple for classical singers. Historically, these opportunities have been primarily choral in nature; students and professionals alike perennially serve as “section leaders” in choirs across a variety of dominations. Solo opportunities, however, do come along—and when they do, singers are expected to offer selections that will “fit in” with the liturgy of a traditional choral service. Where, then, is a singer to turn for ideas once the well of standard oratorio fare has run dry?

Creating a Distraction-Free Environment for Optimal Practicing

From turning off your cell phone to finding more time in your day, discover ways to increase and improve your practice time—in and out of the practice room.

Listening Intelligently to Recordings : Tips and Strategies

From conducting the recording with score in hand to asking your teacher for recommendations of singers to listen to, find out how to more effectively use recordings in your vocal study.