Matthew Hoch performs for Huntingdon Community Concert Series
College's Community Concert Series will present baritone
Matthew Hoch for a solo recital Thursday, February 13,
at 7:30 p.m. in the College's Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The program will include Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Op. 48,
and Simon Sargon’s "A Clear Midnight," with William Schaffer,
horn, and Joshua Pifer, piano. The
concert is free and open to the public.
Hoch serves as an assistant
professor of voice at Auburn University as well as choirmaster and
minister of music at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn. He
formerly served as assistant professor of voice and coordinator of
vocal studies at Shorter College and as choirmaster and director
of music at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Rome, Georgia. He
maintains an active schedule as a performer and is the author of
the forthcoming books: A Dictionary for the Modern Singer,
Scarecrow Press, 2014; Welcome to Church Music, Morehouse,
2015; the hymnal 1982, Morehouse, 2015; and Oratorio:
A Singer's Guide, Scarecrow, 2016.
Hoch earned his Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude from
Ithaca College; Master of Music from the Hartt School; and Doctor
of Musical Arts from the New England Conservatory. An avid reader,
writer, and music and art historian, he holds the Diploma in Art
History from the University of Hartford.
He will present a master class for Huntingdon
singers Tuesday, February 11.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the
Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is
committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to
graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing
world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts
college. Ranked in the top tier of regional colleges by U.S.
News and World Report and consistently listed in the Princeton
Review's "The Best Colleges: Region by Region," Huntingdon
has for three years been recognized on the President's Higher
Education Community Service Honor Roll and is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places. Washington Monthly,
which ranks colleges on the basis of their contributions to the
public good, places Huntingdon in the top 20% of 352 baccalaureate
colleges. Huntingdon's music program offers a major in music with
concentrations in voice or instrumental music or worship
leadership, and a major in P–12 music education, with teaching
certification in choral or instrumental music.
Huntingdon's Cultural and Community Events Series programs are
sponsored by Baptist Health.