Department of Music and Humanities
D. M. A., Choral Music, Arizona State University
M. M., Vocal Performance, Arizona State University
M. M., Choral Conducting, New England Conservatory
B. M. E. (m. c. l.) with Senior Honors, Houghton College
Additional studies at the Berkshire Institute at Tanglewood and the Richard Miller Summer Institute for Singers.
Office: Performing Arts 104
Contact Dr. Hugo at 434-582-2318
Courses Taught at Liberty University
MUSC 121, 211, 321, 421 (Private Voice Instruction); MUSC 180/480 (University Chorale);
MUSC 181/481 (Concert Choir); MUSC 312 (Music History Since 1750);
MUSC 316 (Choral Conducting); MUSC 318 (Choral Arranging); MUSC 319 (Choral Literature)
Dr. John Hugo is a native of Schenectady, New York, but is now a confirmed Virginian. His principal conducting teachers were Donald Bailey, Lorna Cooke deVaron, and Douglas McEwen. His major singing teachers have included Bruce Brown. Ray DeVoll, and Warren Hoffer. Dr. Hugo has traveled to all the major European capitals and has visited many major historical sites related to music and art.
Dr. Hugo currently serves as Chairman of the Department of Music and Humanities. He has served as the director of the Liberty University Concert Choir since 1988. He is a published author and choral arranger. Dr. Hugo has served as the Governor of Virginia District of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and currently serves as Chorus Master of the Roanoke Symphony Chorus (since 1999) and Secretary of the Virginia District of NATS.
His professional memberships include: the American Choral Directors Association, the College Music Society, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.