Matthew Swope is the Director of Choral Activities and the Performing Arts Department Chair at Winter Park High School where he conducts four curricular choirs and two contemporary a cappella groups—Take 7 as well as Naughty Scotty and the Octapella. Mr. Swope also serves on the voice faculty of Rollins College. A native of Pennsylvania, he received the Master of Music degree in Voice Performance & Pedagogy and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music and in Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies from The Pennsylvania State University.
Mr. Swope is an active tenor soloist and performs nationally as a choral singer with the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers and Essence of Joy Alumni Singers. He has worked with master teachers Lynn Drafall, Anthony Leach, Richard Kennedy, Susan Boardman, Jerry Blackstone, Simon Carrington, Marilyn Horne, and Dawn Upshaw.
Mr. Swope is the 2013 recipient of the Penn State Outstanding Alumni Music Educator Award. He has given conference presentations for ACDA, FMEA, and the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. Choirs under Mr. Swope’s direction have performed for Florida ACDA and at the International Championship of High School A Cappella Finals. He is a member of AEA, ACDA, NAfME, FMEA, FVA, and Pi Kappa Lambda.
Matthew wants to help you with your a cappella group in Florida. Contact him today!