Christopher Hochstuhl

Christopher H.

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Christopher delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12 to 75

Teaching since:
2010

I am a professional operatic tenor. I graduated from the Westminster Choir College of Princeton, NJ with a Master of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy.

Professionally, in recent years I have performed with Opera Idaho, the Texas Music Festival (Houston), Arezzo Opera Festival (Italy), Caramoor (NYC), the New York City Opera, and Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.

In addition to my performing, I have completed extensive studies in voice science and voice pedagogy. I strongly believe in fact-based teaching, that is understanding how the body and voice work together to produce singing, helping students understand how the voice actually works, and, most importantly, how good singing feels in their own body.

My training in voice pedagogy also enables me to effectively teach students in various vocal styles. I specialize in classical/operatic voice and musical theater voice. These styles require a different vocal technique, and I will guide you through building an effective technique for the style of music you aspire to sing.

I have a an extensive vocal music library and will assign students repertoire geared towards building the voice and helping them best represent themselves in performances and auditions.

Current students have sung leading roles in school/community musicals, been accepted into distinguished summer programs, given full recitals, and pursued college studies in music.

Regular lessons are essential for student growth and success. For this reason, I fairly price my lessons so students can study regularly to achieve optimum vocal development.

Voice lessons over Skype are just as effective as in person. The added benefit of Skype lessons are the flexibility of student and teacher to work over long distance. For lessons, all the student needs is a laptop with webcam, and access to a printer to print assigned repertoire and vocalises. I teach over Skype from my piano and will vocalize you and teach just as I would in an in-person setting

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Experience

Voice Teacher
Apr 2018 - Present
Rowan University - Preparatory Divison

Voice teacher for Rowan University in the preparatory division. Teaching classical and musical theater voice.

Chorus Tenor
Feb 2018 - Present
New York City Opera

Chorus tenor with the company. Most recently seen in production of Rameau's Pygmalion performed at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater.

Voice Teacher
Jan 2018 - Present
Settlement Music School

Voice teacher specializing in classical and musical theater voice. Teaching at the Camden and West Philadelphia branches of Settlement Music School.

Tenor
Sep 2016 - Present
Saint Peter's Lutheran Church

Tenor soloist featured in works of J.S. Bach, Schütz and other baroque composers with full period orchestra. Recent performances include tenor soloist in the JS Bach Matthäus-Passion and Johannes-Passion with the Saint Peter's Bach Collegium.

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Tenor
Sep 2017 - Nov 2017
Opera Idaho

Cover and perform the role of Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. Featured soloist in several concerts such as Opera Idaho's Operatini at the Sapphire Room, Auction of Arias at the Arid Club, and Living Composers Concert at the Boise ESPAA Center.

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Tenor
Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
Caramoor

Bel canto artist featured in concerts of Italian songs/arias, Bellini's Il Pirata, and Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle for the 2017 Caramoor season.

Tenor
Jul 2016 - Jul 2016
Arezzo Opear Festival

Perform the role of Oronte in Handel's Alcina

Tenor
May 2016 - Jun 2016
Texas Music Festival

Bel canto artist featured in concert of Italian arias by bel canto composers.

Education

Master of Music in Voice Performance & Pedagogy
Sep 2015 - May 2017
Westminster Choir College
Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance
Sep 2011 - May 2015
Westminster Choir College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency

Affiliations

American Guild of Musical Artists
Apr 2018

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jan 2014

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

Photos & Videos

New York Lights from Bolcom's A View From the Bridge
Opera Idaho presents Living Composers Concert
ESPAA Center Boise, ID
Dr Caius - Verdi's Falstaff

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Il tempo - Handel's Il trinofo del tempo e del disinganno

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Opera Idaho Outreach Performances - Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore

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Oronte in Handel's Alcina - Arezzo, Italy  
Arezzo Opera Festival

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Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center Debut 
Commissioned work: Fitzmartin's "Mass" with Philadelphia Sinfonia
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