A Master of Music graduate of The New England Conservatory of Music, Mr. Hammond possesses a rich, deep bass voice that is in demand on the regional opera and concert scene. Among the roles he has performed are Baron Ochs von Lerchenau in Der Rosenkavalier, the title role in The Marriage of Figaro, Balthazar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Sarastro and the 2nd Armored Man in The Magic Flute, the Old Man in Tippett's King Priam, Grandpa Moss in The Tender Land, Uncle Yakusidè in Madama Butterfly, Alcindoro in La Bohème, Horace in Regina, Old Adam Goodheart in Ruddigore, Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Pooh-Bah in The Mikado, Frank in Die Fledermaus, and Death in The Emperor from Atlantis.
He has performed roles with Opera Boston, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Newton Symphony, Raylynmor Opera, Boston Opera Project, and OperaHub.
As a concert soloist, he has sung Beethoven's Mass in C and Chorale Fantasy, Mozart's Requiem, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Handel's Messiah, Fauré's Requiem, Schubert's Mass in G, Stravinsky's Renard the Fox, and Bach's Magnificat. He has appeared as soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the John Oliver Chorale, and Boston Secession. He has recorded with the Boston Pops, Boston Symphony Orchestra, John Oliver Chorale, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.