Matthew Bumbach is director of vocal music at College of Central Florida in Ocala, Florida where he teaches classes in voice, musical theatre and guitar. He is also artistic director of the Marion Civic Chorale. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Stetson University where he studied with Dr. Duncan Couch, and a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from the University of South Florida where he studied with Dr. Robert Summer and Dr. Richard Zielinski.
Matthew was director of choirs and guitar at Seminole High School, in Pinellas County Florida, from 2007 until 2010 where he led an award winning chorus and taught over 100 guitar students. He has been director of music for the New Apostolic Church, Florida West District since 2002.
Matthew has sung with a number of professional ensembles and community choirs. During the 2004-2005 season, Matthew was artistic intern with the Orlando Chorale, under the direction of Gregory Ruffer.
Matthew is also an accomplished composer. In 2000, he was a winner of the Southeastern Composers Competition with his choral piece "Alleluia". His choral works have been performed throughout the United States and Europe by such groups at the Orlando Chorale, the Virginia Chorale, and the Fredonia State University Chamber Singers. His most recent work, "The Poet and His Song," was premiered in April of 2010 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, NY.
Matthew's professional affiliations include Pi Kappa Lambda music honors fraternity, Music Educators National Conference, Florida Music Educators Association, Florida Vocal Association and National Association of Teachers of Singing. He is also certified by the Technology In Music Education (TI:ME) organization.
Matthew lives in Ocala, Florida with his wife Melissa.