Welcome to the PAVA Eastern Region!

Welcome Message from Matt Hoch, Eastern Region Governor:

Welcome and thank you for your interest in PAVA’s Eastern Region! I look forward to meeting and sharing ideas with you through a PAVA regional, national, or international event. Please look for upcoming PAVA Webinars and PAVA members in your community. I welcome your thoughts and suggestions for future webinar topics and guests, and your thoughts on other ways we can support your passion for all things related to vocology!

Matthew Hoch joined the voice faculty of Auburn University in 2012, where he was tenured in 2015 and promoted to the rank of professor in 2020. His research program focuses on the scholarship of voice pedagogy and the practical applications of singing voice research in the applied voice studio. Specific avenues pursued include quantification of vocal dose as a means to frame exercise physiology aspects of skill acquisition and fatigue resistance when training up for recital performance as well as furthering pedagogical scholarship in other aspects of voice pedagogy. Hoch’s published bibliography on these topics includes several books as single author, first author, or editor and peer-reviewed articles in over a dozen academic and professional journals. He earned his DMA in vocal performance at the New England Conservatory and is an NCVS-trained vocologist. He is the 2016 winner of the Van L. Lawrence Fellowship, awarded jointly by the Voice Foundation and NATS. In addition to his academic life, Hoch serves as choirmaster and minister of music at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn, Alabama, where he lives with his wife, Theresa, and three children: Hannah, Sofie, and Zachary.


Eastern Region Chapters:

For information about Eastern Region Activities, please contact our Eastern Governor Matt Hoch at eastern@pavavocology.org.

Greater DMV PAVA Chapter

Location: DC Metro Area

Chapter contact: Emily Sobieski, sobieskivoice@gmail.com 

Instagram: @dmv_pava



Massachusetts Chapter

Location: Massachusetts Area

Chapter contact: Ella McGaunnellamcgaunnsoprano@gmail.com

Instagram: @masspava


PAVA Eastern Region includes the following US states:

Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.

PAVA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization136 S. Main St., Ste. 320, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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