Adjunct Instructor of Music
Academic Areas: Voice, Vocal Literature
Phone: (940) 898-2499
MM in Vocal Performance, Wichita State University
BM, Oklahoma City University
Undergraduate studies, Friends University
Beverly Hoch, soprano, has presented hundreds of recitals and masterclasses world-wide. Appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center included several national tours. Beverly Hoch has been guest soloist with over 150 orchestras. She has performed in New York's Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls and The Metropolitan Museum of Art; London's Royal Albert & Royal Festival Halls and Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. She was honored to be the soloist at the wedding of Caroline Kennedy to Edwin Schlossberg. Ms. Hoch has sung over 25 operatic roles including leading ladies Lakmé, Rosina, Gilda, Queen of the Night; Adele in the Strasbourg Opera's Die Fledermaus, Opera de Lyons Die Entführung as Blondchen and Ariadne auf Naxos as Zerbinetta across northern Germany. Summer festivals have included Newport, Santa Fe, Spoleto (Italy and Charleston, SC) Ravinia, Wolftrap and Glyndebourne.
Ms. Hoch's recordings include “The Art of the Coloratura” (IMP Classics/ Hong Kong Philharmonic), Carmina Burana (Decca/Dutoit/Montreal), Handel's Imeneo (Vox/with Julianne Baird) and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Norrington/ London Classical Players/ with Dawn Upshaw). She was the soprano soloist in the first-ever performance of Handel’s Messiah presented in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, filmed as a documentary and later shown at the Cannes Film Festival. The soprano of the distinguished Bach Aria Group for two decades, she launched her career as a winner of the Young Concert Artists international auditions in New York, after placing in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions one year earlier. She is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon music fraternity having served on the Foundation Board. She adjudicates for National Associate of Teachers of Singing. Her major voice teachers were Ann Marie Obressa, Dr. George Gibson, Inez Silberg, Michael Trimble and Ellen Faull. Ms. Hoch has been teaching singing at Texas Woman’s University since 1998.
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