Brian Hotchkin

Brian Hotchkin is a baritone, vocal instructor, stage director and arts administrator based in Santa Barbara, CA.

Prior to his career in arts administration, Brian performed opera and music theater with companies including Virginia Opera, Opera New Jersey, Opera Santa Barbara, Chamber Opera Chicago, and the Aspen Music Festival. Brian began his association with Opera Santa Barbara as a studio artist, singing Papageno in The Magic Flute. He went on to serve as Company Manager and Artistic Administrator for the company. He was chosen to participate in Opera America’s Leadership Intensive.

Brian is an experienced voice teacher and vocal coach with a private studio in Santa Barbara. He is also an adjunct voice faculty member at Ventura College and prior to that, was on the voice faculty at Resound Northwest in Portland, OR. As a stage director, Brian has led productions of Adam Guettel’s The Light in the Piazza and Sweeney Todd for Ventura College.

Brian holds degrees from DePaul University and the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.



L'Elisir d'Amore, March 2016, Photo by David Bazemore