Monica Hatch Moysey studied at the Juilliard School with the late Eleanor Steber, a world renowned operatic soprano from the Metropolitan Opera Company. She earned her masters from New England Conservatory and her Bachelors from the Eastman School of Music. Ms. Hatch’s conservatory training included strong vocal technique and repertoire in Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionism, and 20th genres. Her studies also included German, French and Italian as well as intensive courses in vocabulary and diction for singing in each of these languages. While studying as a classical voice major at Eastman, she was invited to sing jazz with the studio orchestra and jazz ensembles under the direction of Rayburn Wright. In her senior year, she won the DownBeat Jazz Magazine vocal soloist award competition in the college division.
A member of the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus and numerous other professional choral groups, Ms. Hatch has also been a soloist with the Bach Society of Worcester, Arcadia Players, Salisbury Singers, The Worcester Chorus, The Thayer Symphony, Central Mass Symphony and others. She has also performed with several of the WPI’s ensembles including the Medwin ensemble, the Jazz Band, Chorus and Chamber singers, most notably, a recent presentation of Will Todd’s “Mass in Blue” under the direction of Richard Falco and Joshua Rohde.
Ms. Hatch’s philosophy of teaching voice focuses on the individuality of each student and their needs and abilities. Learning should not only be challenging, but should also be enjoyable and inspiring. While stressing the importance of practice and preparedness for classes and lessons, she also encourages students by fostering a positive attitude toward the learning process. She introduces students to various styles of music such as classical, pop, jazz, Broadway and liturgical music. With her voice students, she emphasizes strong musicality, which includes good intonation, an excellent sense of rhythm, correct diction, sight-reading, appropriate artistic interpretation of repertoire, and collaboration with fellow singers and musicians.