Matthew is an accomplished musician, performer and teacher. Raised singing in the church, Matthew went on to receive a B.A. in music with a focus in piano and vocal performance.

Matthew has traveled the world as a solo artist and toured with several Grammy Award winning musicians. He appeared on season 10 of American Idol, beating out 120,000 people who auditioned, to land a spot in the top 60. These days, in addition to working with his students, collaborating with VoicePlay (as seen on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off”) and finishing up his first Musical role as the Beast in Musical Theater Orange County’s Beauty and the Beast, Matthew can be found next as the Balladeer in an upcoming showcase of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins.