Mr. Van Hoy is presently bass trombonist with both the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the Denver Brass. After growing up in Detroit, he received music performance degrees from the University of Michigan (B.M.) and Northwestern University (M.M.). His teachers were Fritz Kaenzig and Frank Crisafulli, respectively. As euphonium soloist, Mr. Van Hoy has performed with the Denver Municipal Band, Denver Brass, Ann Arbor Chamber Brass, Boulder Brass, Colorado College Band, Livonia (MI) Symphony, and the Fountain Creek Brass Band. In 1996, he was the 1st Prize winner at the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Competition. Other accomplishments include being the first bass trombonist selected to the Tanglewood Music Center twice, and selection to the Sir Georg Solti Orchestral Project at Carnegie Hall. This last orchestra can be heard on a London Records compact disc. Mr. Van Hoy is an active free-lancer, having performed frequently with the Detroit, St. Louis, New Mexico and Colorado Symphonies. Mr. Van Hoy gave his New York recital debut on April 5, 1998 in Merkin Concert Hall, in a program that featured five works written especially for the soloist. During the 2004-05 school year, he was instructor of euphonium at the University of Colorado-Boulder, holding a one-year position.
Mr. Van Hoy is the Band Director and Low Brass Instructor at Colorado College.