Faculty Showcase to feature vocal stylings of Matthew Hoch
Shorter College’s Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Matthew Hoch will be joined Monday night by soprano and 2005 alumna Joy Rotz to present “An Evening auf Deutsch,” featuring works by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, Lehar and Porter.
Both Hoch, a baritone, and Rotz will be accompanied by Shorter faculty members Ben Harris, pianist, and organist Peter DeWitt. Wanda Dugger will perform on clarinet.
The event is free to the public and will begin at 7:30 p.m. inside Brookes Chapel on the college campus.
Hoch earned his Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude, from Ithaca College with a triple major in vocal performance, music education, and music theory; his Master of Music degree from the Hartt School with a double major in vocal performance and music history; and his Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance and literature from the New England Conservatory.
Before coming to Shorter College in 2006, he was assistant professor of music at the University of Wisconsin-Barron. Prior to that appointment, he held part-time teaching positions at Northeastern University, Central Connecticut State University, the Hartt School, and the New England Conservatory. At Shorter College, Hoch teaches applied voice, opera literature, art song literature, and musical theatre literature.
As a professional chorister, Hoch has performed and recorded with some of the premiere choral ensembles of the United States, including the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Conspirare, the Minnesota Chorale, the Handel and Haydn Society, the Woodland Scholars, the Vox Consort, the Alchemy Project, and the Festival dei due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy.
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