Location: Ohio, USA
A native of Medina, Ohio, Mr. Matthew A. Zabiegala, attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. While at Ohio State, Mr. Zabiegala was an active performer, leader, and educator fulfilling many duties including serving as the Public Relations Chair for three years in The Ohio State University Men’s Glee Club as well as a Featured Soloist for the group, the President of the OSU Chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association, the Music Director for Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, and a Student Conductor for the OSU Symphonic Choir. While at Ohio State, Mr. Zabiegala had the distinct honor to work with infamous educators and conductors such as, Dr. Robert J. Ward, Dr. Richard Schnipke, Dr. Kristina Caswell-MacMullen, Dr.Hilary J. Apfelstadt, Dr. Timothy Sarsany, and Mr. Maurice Casey. Mr. Zabiegala was also honored by the University in being asked to sing The National Anthem and The OSU Alma Mater “Carmen Ohio" at the 400th Commencement in 2012 for 10,000 graduates, 40,000 spectators, and national dignitaries in Ohio Stadium.
Mr. Zabiegala was recently named the Director of Choral Activities at Worthington Kilbourne High School, in Worthington, Ohio. He conducts the most advanced mixed ensemble, Kilbourne Singers, that plans a yearly Concert Tour and particpates in Regional and State Adjudicated Event, as well as three other ensembles. In addition to his duties at WKHS, Mr. Zabiegala also conducts the Chancel Choir at New Albany United Methodist Church in leading spirited traditional worship every Sunday and major musical works for church holidays. As an educator, Mr. Zabiegala is also one of the Assistant Directors of the award-winning WKHS Marching Band and prior to his appointment here, Mr. Zabiegala has worked with numerous high school choirs and marching bands across the state including Central Crossing, Westerville South, Hilliard Darby, Olentangy Orange, Mt. Gilead, Medina, Dublin Coffman, and Marion Harding. Most recently, Mr. Zabiegala was the Director of Choral Activities at Central Crossing High School in Grove City, Ohio directing four concert choirs, a competitive, award-winning showchoir, and directed a very successful production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie”. Mr. Zabiegala is also an active performer in the Choral Union at Capital University, under the direction of Dr. Lynda Hasseler, and performing major choral works.