Beautiful Bavaria Program Hosts

Edward L. Hatch: Professor Hatch, co-director of Encore Vienna since its inception in 1983 and co-director of Beautiful Bavaria since its inception in 2005, retired from the University of Dayton in 2006, where he had been a member of the German Faculty since 1972. In addition to numerous trips to Vienna as co-director of Encore Vienna and site coordinator of the University of Dayton's Interdepartmental Summer Study Abroad Program, Mr. Hatch has lived for extended periods in Germany, including a year in Munich and two years in Mainz, where he held an appointment in the American Studies Department at the Johannes Gutenberg Universität. He has also spent several summers in Augsburg, Germany, Dayton's sister city, teaching for UD's School of Business. Mr. Hatch has been active in the Sister City Program and has frequently served as a translator and interpreter in dealings between Kettering, Ohio, and its sister city, Steyr, Austria.

Linda J. Snyder: Dr. Linda Snyder is Professor of Music and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Dayton. She served as chair of the Department of Music from 1989 through 1995 and is a professional singer, accompanist, and director of opera and musical theater. Dr. Snyder has performed throughout much of the United States and Western Europe, most recently in Germany and China. A native of Dayton, she is well-known locally as a soprano soloist with various organizations. Dr. Snyder is well-acquainted with the Viennese musical scene and has taught in Vienna, Austira, and in Leipzig, Germany with the University of Dayton's Interdepartmental Summer Study Abroad Program. She has also served on the faculties of the Interlochen Arts Festival, Illinois Wesleyan University, New York University, as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Opera Association, and as co-director of Encore Vienna since 1995. She joined Edward L. Hatch as co-director of the Beautiful Bavaria Program in 2005.