Charles Hodgson joined the music faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the fall of 2016. Mr. Hodgson is a versatile performer and music educator who is equally comfortable on the concert stage as in the Broadway pit, teaching studio or recording sound set. Chuck was born in Vancouver Washington and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Concordia College, Moorhead MN and his Master of Music degree in Horn performance from Northwestern University in Evanston IL, studying with Dale Clevenger, David Kamminga, Bruce Houglum and Arnold Jacobs. Chuck's performance career includes symphonic work with the Chicago Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Fargo Moorhead
Symphony, St Paul Chamber Orchestra, Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Elgin Symphony
and Illinois Philharmonic. He is currently a Hornist with the Minnesota Opera Orchestra and is enjoying his 30th season with that organization. He has performed with many Broadway national touring companies, including Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, Joseph, Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Evita, Porgy and Bess, Miss Saigon, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Cinderella, Paint Your Wagon, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Les Miserables, South Pacific and Fiddler on the Roof. In addition to his work with the Minnesota Opera, Chuck performs regularly in the Twin Cities with Vocalessence, Minnesota Dance Theater, Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, Minnesota Sinfonia and his brass quintet, the North Shore Brass. He is also a frequent guest artist with the Minnesota Orchestra and St Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Teaching has always been an important part of Chuck's musical life. He has been a band director and horn instructor at Concordia College-Moorhead and an adjunct Instructor of Horn at Bethel and Macalester Colleges in the Twin Cities. In addition, he maintains an active studio out of his St Paul home.
- B.M.E., Concordia College
- M.M., Northwestern University (Horn Performance)