Baritone Michael Hix has been praised by critics for his "expressive voice" and "commanding stage presence." His career highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood Music Center, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and Vienna’s Musikverein.
Hix is a sought after performer of concert/orchestral works with over 70 oratorio/cantata/concert roles in his repertoire. He was the 3rd Place Winner of the 2018/19 American Prize in Art Song and Oratorio performance. He has been featured as a soloist in concerts with the Oregon Bach Festival, Arizona Bach Festival, Boston Pops, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Santa Fe Symphony, San Juan Symphony, Georgia Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Tallahassee Symphony, Tupelo Symphony, Montgomery Symphony, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, New York City’s Trinity Lutheran Bach Vespers Series and the Tallahassee Bach Parley among others.
As a musicologist Dr. Hix has received awards and grants including the Thomas Hampson Award (American Musicological Society), a research visit grant from the DAAD/German Academic Exchange Service, and the Simonton Literary Prize. His varied research projects have included the music of Christoph Graupner, Paul Dessau, Lin Jaldati, and Lee Erwin. Dr. Hix is an Associate Professor of Voice, the Coordinator of Vocal Studies, and the Associate Chair of the Department of Music at the University of New Mexico.