About the Director:
- Royal Academy of Music, London - Postgraduate Diploma, Musical Direction & Vocal Coaching (Studied musical theatre, conducting, orchestration, composition & musical directing)
- Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds - Bachelor of Arts, Music Theatre
- University of Manchester - Postgraduate Certificate of Education, Music
Matthew has worked all over the world as a Musical Director, Musician & Teacher
As a Musician, Matthew has worked for National & International Theatre tours, television, cruise liners, arts festivals and concerts. As a Composer, he has scored original music for theatre productions, advertising & television. As a Musical Director, he has taken charge of all music aspects on numerous theatre productions including musicals, pantomime and concerts. In 2014, he was an orchestrator for a show in London's West End & his arrangements were performed at the Culture Square Theatre in Shanghai in 2015. More recently, Matthew has worked as an independent music producer for solo artists and bands.
Matthew has produced and co-produced numerous arts projects including productions in Dubai & Switzerland, and projects around the UK for drama schools, youth theatres and workshop providers.
Matthew is a qualified teacher & his teaching has taken him all over the world; he has taught for recognised Drama schools including Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, performing arts colleges and schools. Previous students have gone on to study at some of the UK's most well respected music and theatre institutions including Guildford School of Acting, Arts Educational and the Royal Academy of Music. Since moving to Vietnam, he has created and delivered Musical Theatre programs for International Schools and arts organisations and in November 2015, he delivered a theatre-in-education tour for local Vietnamese schools, in partnership with Diageo and Collingwood Learning.
This is Matthew's sixth year in Vietnam and he has been delighted with the positive response to Socio Muso. He has enjoyed building positive relationships with schools & arts organisations in Saigon, & has especially enjoyed providing Performing Arts opportunities for the young people in the community.
If you have any questions for Matt, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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