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The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s voice department features internationally recognized faculty, attracting talented young musicians from the United States and abroad. 

Voice students at the Hodgson School enjoy countless opportunities for solo and ensemble performances, including annual concerto competitions. Students have the opportunity to participate in and collaborate with the Hodgson School's numerous small chamber ensembles, orchestras, bands, and choirs. Additionally, young musicians can also gain valuable interactive performance and teaching experience by participating in one of the Hodgson School's numerous educational and community outreach programs.



Notable solo engagements have included the world premieres of Stephen Newby's Symphony: Let Thy Mercy Be Upon Us with the Seattle Symphony; Ja Jahannes and Steven Newby’s Montage for Martin with members of the Savannah Symphony; the Michigan premiere of David Baker’s Through This Vale of Tears with the Lafayette String Quartet; and the Michigan…

Burchinal's career has taken him to the International opera houses of Paris, London, Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Zurich, Palermo, San Paulo, Santiago, Seville, Caracas, Oslo, Copenhagen, and Seoul plus over 60 opera companies across the United States. At the University of Georgia, Burchinal fills the positions of professor…

Elizabeth, a mezzo soprano, is in demand as both a choral and solo artist. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2010 as alto soloist in Handel's Messiah with Andrew Megill and the Masterwork Chorus. Recent appearances include the role of Madame de Croissy in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites with Louisiana Opera and guest solo appearances…

Ms. Wright freelanced extensively in New York and worked with various regional theaters in the US until she moved to Germany in 1987. Her credentials include four years at the Oper der Stadt Köln under James Conlon, two years at the Semper Oper in Dresden under Giuseppe Sinopoli, and four years as a guest artist at the Metropolitan Opera in New…

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