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Montgomery Hatch
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  • Band/Affiliation: New York City Opera
  • School / Univ. / Institution: Hofstra University
  • Country: United States
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A native of the west coast, Mr. Hatch worked as a freelancer in Los Angeles and San Francisco before moving to New York City. He has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, and Oakland East Bay Symphony among others. He has recorded for film and CD’s at Fox Studios, Skywalker Ranch, and the Music Center in downtown L.A., and has performed for numerous theater productions including: City of Angels, State Fair, Gunmetal Blues, The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz, Into the Woods, Peter Pan, Fame, The Princess and the Pea, and Pippin.

As an advocate of new music, Mr. Hatch has performed with ensembles including the Berkeley Contemporary Players, Empyrian Ensemble, and Santa Cruz New Music Works. He has been a participant of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and the Festival of New American Music, as well as performed at conventions for the Percussive Arts Society and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States.

Mr. Hatch has spent his summers in the US, Europe, and Japan as a fellow of the National Repertory Orchestra, Music Academy of the West, and the Pacific, Aspen, Spoleto USA, and AIMS Festivals.

A dedicated educator, Mr. Hatch currently teaches percussion at Hofstra University in Long Island, NY. His previous posts have included heading the percussion program at the University of Evansville, Adjunct Faculty at Ivy Tech Community College, and Director of the marimba program at the Pacific School in Santa Cruz, CA.

Mr. Hatch received his MM from the University of Southern California and his BM from San Jose State University. His principal teachers have included Anthony J. Cirone, Jack Van Geem, Raynor Carrol, Jim Babor, and James “Trey” Wyatt.

Mr. Hatch was also a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps in 1997 and 1998.

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