Adjunct Professor of Voice
Matthew Swope, tenor, received a M.M. degree in Voice Performance & Pedagogy and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with B.A. degrees in Music and in Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies from Penn State University. A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Swope is the Director of Choral Activities at Winter Park High School and serves on the voice faculty of Rollins College.
An active soloist, Mr. Swope has been featured regionally and nationally in works by composers including: Bach, Beethoven, Charpentier, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Orff, Vaughan Williams, and Vivaldi. In addition, Mr. Swope performs nationally as a choral singer with the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers and Essence of Joy Alumni Singers. He has studied voice with Richard Kennedy and Susan Boardman and coached repertoire with Marilyn Horne, Dawn Upshaw, and Carol Webber.
Mr. Swope is an active adjudicator and clinician. He has presented at conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, Florida Music Educators Association, and the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. He is a member of NATS, MENC, FMEA, ACDA, FVA, IMC, and Pi Kappa Lambda. Mr. Swope currently serves as Repertoire and Standards Chair for Male Choirs for Florida ACDA.