Matthew Hoch has been named series editor of the “So You Want to Sing” book series, a joint project of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Allen Henderson, executive director of NATS and executive editor of the series, announced Hoch's appointment.
Hoch is assistant professor of music at Auburn University and a long-time NATS member.
“Matthew is a published author and has served as an editor for another publication in the past and we are glad to welcome him to this new position,” Henderson said.
Karen Hall, the initial series editor who helped shape the series and bring its first three titles to publication, resigned as series editor to pursue a new professional opportunity. She will continue as an associate editor for Journal of Singing.
“I am thrilled that I was able assist with the launching of this important project. It has been an honor to serve as series editor, to work with Allen Henderson, Executive Director of NATS and Bennett Graff, Senior Editor, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers."
“We are both pleased and honored to have Matthew Hoch, who recently authored his Dictionary for the Modern Singer for our imprint, on board as the series editor for So You Want to Sing,” noted senior editor for music at Rowman and Littlefield, Bennett Graff. “Matt is talented, scholarly, and committed to bringing the singing community into the 21st century.”
So You Want to Sing Music Theater by Karen Hall and So You Want to Sing Rock n Roll by Matthew Edwards have both been well-reviewed books. So You Want to Sing Jazz by Jan Shapiro is scheduled to be released Spring 2015.
So You Want to Sing: A Guide for Professionals is a series of works devoted to providing a complete survey of what it means to sing within a particular genre. Each contribution functions as a touchstone work for not only professional singers, but students and teachers of singing. Titles in the series offer a common set of topics so readers can navigate easily the various genres addressed in each volume. This series is produced under the direction of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the leading professional organization devoted to the science and art of singing.