She has a deep and abiding love for church music, and believes that music, especially singing, is a conduit to feeling the spirit of God. Veronica was a church organist and choir director for a number of years for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as well as Saint Paul’s Methodist Church in Lawton.
Veronica started singing and playing the piano at the age of four and never stopped! She began performing and directing opera as a student at Brigham Young University. She is a proud graduate of Cameron University. She has a number of soprano roles under her belt, including The Queen of the Night from Mozart’s Magic Flute, Olympia from Offenbach’s Les Contes D’Hoffman, and Mimi from Puccini’s La Boheme. In later years she focused on mezzo soprano roles, including the Mother from Amahl & the Night Visitors, Elizabeth from Robert Ward’s The Crucible, Aunt Eller from Oklahoma, and Golde in Fiddler on the Roof. More recently, contemporary music technique, and jazz singing have become a particular passion.
Veronica is a well-respected voice teacher and is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and sits on the board of International Voice Teachers of Mix (IVTOM) as the Assistant Education Director. She runs a voice and musical theatre studio here in Duncan with nearly 150 students. She has directed over 60 musicals, plays, and operas.
She has an amazing daughter named Lillie, who is a piano performance major at Cameron University. Veronica lives in Lawton with her husband, Dr. John W. Hodgson, and her cat Luna.