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.

biojpgMatthew has performed around the globe as both a solo artist and backing up Grammy Award winning Christian musicians Israel Houghton, Donnie McClurkin and Mac Powell. Their travels led him to China, Korea, Guam, England, Nigeria, Jamaica, Mexico, as well as here in the U.S. – from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County to Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Matthew was exposed to a much larger audience when he appeared on season 10 of American Idol. Matthew “made it to Hollywood” and was on-air in 4 episodes, beating out 120,000 people who auditioned, to land a spot in the top 60. Idol judge and Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler said of Matthew “You are 
a diamond in the rough”.

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