Jared Schuyler Hiscock
Jared Hiscock, a singer, choral conductor, and church musician, has been honored with a number of scholarships and been active as a singer and conductor during both his undergraduate and graduate music study. He is a frequent soloist with choirs and orchestras and has performed often in stage and opera productions.
Hiscock was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, one of four children of Sherrick Hiscock II and Judith Messenger, both of whom are professional musicians. Music was a major activity in their home, and Jared sang with his siblings from his earliest years. He also took lessons on the piano, harp, clarinet, and violin in his grade school years and during his junior and senior high school years became proficient on the guitar. He continues to play the guitar as a hobby and has become adept at singing and performing in the blues idiom.
He began serious study in voice while attending Walla Walla University, where he recieved the prestigious Eugene and Betty Soper Scholarship in 2009, was chosen to participate in the annual Young Artists Night recital for four years, and was voted Music Major of the Year in 2010, when he completed a B.A. in music and theology.
While Hiscock majored in voice at WWU, studying with Matthew James and Christine Janis, he also continued study in piano, with Debra Bakland and Leonard Richter. While a student, he directed Vox, a chamber vocal ensemble, and was assistant conductor for I Cantori, the select choir, for two years. He served for three years as music director at Christ Lutheran Church and Cantor for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church.
He pursued graduate study at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glen Korff School of Music, where he completed an M.Mus. in 2014, studying voice with William Shomos, Director of Opera at UNL. He is presently continuing study at UNL as a first-year doctoral student in vocal performance and has a full graduate teacher assistantship.
During his graduate study, Hiscock was King Melchior in a university production of Amahl and the Night Visitors, Ivar in O Pioneers, and a Candide cast member. He was a finalist in the 2013 UNL Concerto Competition and a winner in the 2012 Regional NATS and 2013 Nebraska State NATS competitions.
Hiscock and his wife, Damie Elder-Hiscock, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Administration at Union College, have three children, Ryann Serena (2009-2011), Clifton Sumner (2012), and Walden Elder (2014).
Sources: Information sheet, biography, and resume provided by Jared Hiscock; personal knowledge.