Acclaimed as an “exemplary” and “moving” musician (Minneapolis Star Tribune) and an “inspired” and “captivating” artistic programmer (St. Paul Pioneer Press), conductor, vocalist, pianist, and arranger Matthew Goinz enjoys an active, cross-county musical career joyfully exploring the programmatic, narrative, and theatrical fringes of the modern vocal ensemble.
Matthew recently completed his doctoral work in choral conducting at the University of Maryland where he was conductor of the University Chorale, instructor of conducting, and chorusmaster for the Maryland Opera Studio. During his doctoral studies, he was on the music staff at Washington National Cathedral where he sang five services a week and was involved in a number of high-profile events including the memorial services for former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell.
For four years, Matthew was a member of the celebrated vocal chamber ensemble Cantus, with whom he toured nationally and internationally and served as tour manager. He has appeared in performance at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Minnesota Public Radio, The Greene Space (New York Public Radio), The Barns at Wolf Trap, Duke Performances, the Krannert Center, Teatro Metropolitano in Medellín, Colombia, the Daegu and Busan Choral Festivals, the National Theater and Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, Tianjin Concert Hall, and Shenzhen Concert Hall. He has also been heard on local and national media outlets in programs with Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media, WQXR (NYC), WCRB (Boston), Colorado Public Radio, and Texas Public Radio.
A champion of new music, Matthew has commissioned and premiered works by Libby Larsen, Gabriel Kahane, David Lang, Jeff Beal, Dale Warland, Roger Treece, Ysaye Barnwell, Joseph Gregorio, Stephen Caracciolo, Nell Shaw Cohen, Rosephanye Powell, and Gerald Near, and has enjoyed innovative collaborations with numerous arts organizations including The Guthrie Theater, Chanticleer, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Eric Whitacre and the Eric Whitacre Singers, and Taipei Male Choir.
Matthew continues his relationships with Grammy-nominated ensembles Skylark, Seraphic Fire, and True Concord Voices & Orchestra, is on the music staff of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, and is an active collaborative pianist. He can be heard on a number of critically acclaimed albums, including True Concord’s 2016 Grammy-nominated “Far In The Heavens: Choral Music of Stephen Paulus”, on which he served as production manager, soloist, and ensemble member. Matthew continues to grow his business MT-TRACKS, a project he started in 2020 which specializes in custom accompaniment tracks for musical theater performers.
Matthew makes his home in New York City with his wife, soprano and actor Sophie Amelkin, and Lucy, the sweetest beagle that ever was, and fancies himself a pretty good cook. www.matthewgoinz.com • www.mt-tracks.com