"Hoover, who has been praised for 'a beautifully warm middle range,' made a stunning impression in Arnold Schoenberg’s 'Pierrot Lunaire' last October..." - Steven Mark, Honolulu Star-Advertiser

"Delibe's 'Flower Duet' from Lakme was one of the evening's highlights. [Sumi] Jo's and Hoover's voices matched perfectly, of similar weight and different but compatible timbres, one brighter, the other darker. Their voices allowed each line to remain distinct while melding into perfectly balanced harmony - truly outstanding." -Ruth Bingham, Honolulu Star-Advertiser

"Maya Hoover …provided professional support of vocal beauty of the highest technical caliber..."  -Édgar Valcárcel, La Industria, Trujillo, Peru (Mozart Requiem)

"The sultry side of Hoover’s creamy mezzo was put to good use in her recital-opening 'Habanera' from Bizet’s Carmen … Even more appealing was her vocal flare and flamenco abandon in Fernando Obradors’ art song 'El vito.’” - Ken Herman, SanDiegoStory.com