Matthew enjoys teaching in the areas of voice performance, choral performance, and music theory. He received his undergraduate degree from CMU in 2005 and did his graduate studies at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario and is in the final stages of of completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance. The focus of his doctoral research is Argentine art song; a body of repertoire that is virtually unknown in the greater performance and scholarly communities.
As a performer, Matthew has been praised for his on-stage poise and magnificent singing (Opera Canada). Matthew's stage credits include, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, the Speaker and 2nd Armoured Man in Die Zauberflöte, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Don Inigo Gomez in L’Heure Espagnole, Benoit in La Bohème, Marullo in Rigoletto, Father Christmas in Merry Christmas, Stephen Leacock, the Mysterious Man in Sondheim's Into the Woods, Frank Maurant in Street Scene, and Masetto in Don Giovanni, which he performed with UWOpera and La Musica Lirica in Italy. On the concert stage, Matthew has performed numerous works such as Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Alexander’s Feast and Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae solennes de confessore, Fauré’s Requiem, Grieg’s Four Psalms, J. S. Bach’s cantata Gottes Zeit is die allerbeste Zeit (BWV 106), and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and Five Mystical Songs.
Matthew has been delighted to perform as a featured soloist with ensembles such as the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional del Paraguay, Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Windsor Symphony, Canadian Chamber Choir, Pro Coro Canada, Winnipeg Singers, Guelph Chamber Choir, Windsor Classic Chorale, and the Windsor Symphony Chorus.
When not in the classroom or on-stage, Matthew enjoys the challenge of parenting a delightful toddler, Michaela, with his wife Laura.
Voice Performance, Choral Performance, Music Theory
DMA candidate, University of Western Ontario; MMus in Literature & Performance, University of Western Ontario (2011); BMus in Voice Performance, Canadian Mennonite University (2005)
Bach Gottes Zeit is die allerbeste Zeit (BWV 106)
Ich habe genug (BWV 82)
Handel Alexander's Feast
Haydn The Creation
Mozart Coronation Mass
Vesperae solennes de Confessore
Nickel Requiem for Peace
Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem
Five Mystical Songs
Mozart Don Giovanni Masetto
Le Nozze di Figaro Figaro
Die Zauberflöte Sprecher
2er geharnischter Mann
Puccini La Bohème Benoit
Ravel L'Heure Espagnole Don Inigo Gomez
Strauss Die Fledermaus Dr. Falke
Verdi Rigoletto Marullo
Weill Street Scene Frank Maurant
Sondheim Into the Woods Mysterious Man
Brahms Vier Ernste Gesänge, op. 121
Finzi Let us garlands bring, op. 18
Ginastera Dos canciones, op. 3
López Buchardo Cinco canciones argentinas
Quilter Three Shakespeare Songs, op. 6
Schubert Der Taucher
Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel
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