A leading scholar and researcher of Latin American art song, mezzo-soprano Maya Hoover is an active performer, teacher, clinician, music education philosopher, and author. Her accomplishments in the performance and teaching arenas have earned her invitations to appear around the world, and her specialty in the music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries has led her to collaborations with some of today's leading composers. Ms. Hoover has appeared in recital throughout the United States performing works from the standard repertoire as well as lesser-known works. She enjoys a long-time collaboration with pianist José Meléndez, with whom she regularly appears in recitals, concerts, and master classes. Their unique partnership as a performing and teaching team coupled with their specialization in Latin American art song has afforded them invitations to appear throughout the United States and abroad. Maya Hoover holds a Doctor of Music degree in Voice Performance and Literature with a minor in Music Education from Indiana University, a Master of Music degree from Westminster Choir College, a Bachelor of Music degree with a minor in Italian Language and Literature from Binghamton University, and she continues her studies with Virginia Zeani. Her publications have appeared in Classical Singer, The Mentoring Connection, and the Philosophy of Music Education Review, and she has a book on Latin American art song under contract with Indiana University Press. She serves as Assistant Professor of Voice at Clayton State University, where she teaches Applied Voice, Song Literature, and Vocal Pedagogy.
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A leading scholar and researcher of Latin American art song, mezzo-soprano Maya Hoover is an active performer, teacher, clinician, music education phi