Huntingdon News

February 06, 2014
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Matthew Hoch performs for Huntingdon Community Concert Series

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon 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.


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