Matthew Pauls

Assistant Professor of Music

Matthew Pauls






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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. Matthew recently completed his 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 second 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.

Areas of Teaching

Voice Performance, Choral Performance, Music Theory


DMA, University of Western Ontario (2018); MMus in Literature & Performance, University of Western Ontario (2011); BMus in Voice Performance, Canadian Mennonite University (2005)

Work in Detail


Oratorio/Sacred Repertoire

Bach                              Gottes Zeit is die allerbeste Zeit (BWV 106)

                                      Ich habe genug (BWV 82)

Daley                             Requiem

Fauré                             Requiem

Handel                           Alexander's Feast


Haydn                            The Creation

Mendelssohn                 Elijah

Mozart                           Coronation Mass


                                      Vesperae solennes de Confessore

Nickel                            Requiem for Peace

Vaughan Williams         Dona Nobis Pacem

                                      Five Mystical Songs


Opera Roles

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


Music Theatre

Sondheim            Into the Woods                 Mysterious Man


Recital Repertoire

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

Smallman                          Epitaphs

Vaughan Williams             Songs of Travel

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