James Hoch's music is very accessible to the audience. There is a prevailing sense of:

Here are some comments from appreciative audience members:

Congratulations, Jim, on the premiere of your symphony! It was really lovely
- beautiful melodies, beautiful orchestral colors, lush harmonies - a truly
creative, inspired work. (Suzanne Draayer, vocal professor)

Hi Jim – I thought you would like to know that your piece made a killing tonight. I’ve had several people come and tell me how much they enjoyed it and how dramatic it was (it was played in complete darkness as well). It’s a great piece and I’ll pull it out again in some later year if I still play organ… (Eric Brisson, Minister of Music--Central Methodist Church)

What a great concert!!! It couldn't have been any better! What an amazing
piece you wrote!! (Melissa Roby, violist with the La Crosse Symphony)

The disc arrived, and I have been playing it over and over. I am so excited about the music! Congratulations on composing a beautiful and thoughtful piece of music. (Nancy DeKraay--chairperson of the artistic committee for the Racine Symphony)