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 given hundreds of recitals and masterclasses world-wide. Appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center included several national tours. Beverly Hoch (rhymes with oak) 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 among many other venues. 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.
Ms. Hoch's recordings include Carmina Burana (Decca/Dutoit/Montreal Symphony), The Art of the Coloratura (IMP,Classics/ Hong Kong Philharmonic), 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, she launched her career as a winner of the Young Concert Artists international auditions in New York, after appearing in the finals of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions one year earlier. In 2007, she was featured at the 50th Anniversary of College Music Society in Salt Lake City, performing “The Twilight Stood”, a cycle of Emily Dickinson poetry set by composer Leon Kirchner. In November of 2008 she was the guest lecturer and master teacher at the University of Missouri, in Columbia, where she also performed Poulenc’s Gloria. Her major voice teachers were Ann Marie Obressa, Dr. Gorge Gibson, Inez Silberg, and Ellen Faull. Ms. Hoch has been teaching at Texas Woman’s University for 10 years.