Voice and Opera Program Coordinator
Dr. Errik M. Hood, baritone, currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Voice and Opera Area Program Coordinator within Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts. At Utah State, Dr. Hood teaches applied voice, voice pedagogy, opera workshop, and oversees the undergraduate and graduate voice programs. Before his appointment at USU, Dr. Hood served on the faculties of the University of Dayton, Wright State University, and Northern Kentucky University.
Quickly gaining recognition as an emerging national voice in his field, Dr. Hood is highly sought after as a clinician and lecturer by universities and professional organizations around the country. Dr. Hood’s pedagogical interests center on topics such as the intersection of long-form improvisational comedy and voice teaching, the art song repertoire of Ivor Gurney, and cross-training singers in classical and music theater/contemporary commercial musical styles. On these topics amongst others, Dr. Hood has presented at universities such as the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Idaho State University, San Diego State University, and Virginia Tech. Dr. Hood has also presented at conferences at the local, regional, and national level for organizations such as the College Music Society (CMS), The North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA), and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). In addition, Dr. Hood has had articles published by Classical Singer Magazine and The Ivor Gurney Society Journal. Dr. Hood’s current and former students have been accepted into numerous graduate programs and young artist programs, and have received awards from local and regional NATS Competitions and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
A versatile and accomplished singer, Dr. Hood has appeared professionally with opera companies such as Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Madison Opera, Dayton Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Columbus, Opera Project Columbus, Chautauqua Opera, and Opera New Jersey, as well as with orchestras such as The American Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Ogden Chamber Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Reno Chamber Orchestra, and Springfield Symphony. Dr. Hood made his Carnegie Hall debut on the Perelman Stage of Stern Auditorium in 2019 and his international debut at Ely Cathedral in the United Kingdom in 2018.
Recent operatic engagements include: Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Monatano in Verdi’s Otello, Motorcycle Cop/First Guard in Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking, Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti), Simone in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Escamillo in Carmen (Bizet, abridged), Cardinal/Priest in Galileo Galilei (Phillip Glass), Ford in Falstaff (Verdi), and Figaro in both John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles and Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.
Recent concert engagements include: The Road to Emmaus (World Premiere, Ethan Wickman), Dover Beach (Barber), Dona Nobis Pacem and Sancta Civitas (Vaughan Williams), Stabat Mater (Dvorak), Mass In G (Schubert), Requiem(Duruflé),Requiem (Fauré), Magnificat (Bach), Mass in A (Bach), Mass in C (Schubert), Judas Maccabaeus (Handel), German Requiem (Brahms), and Messiah (Handel).
Dr. Hood holds a Bachelor of Music from Wright State University, a Master of Music from The Bienen School of Music of Northwestern University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts from The Ohio State University.