Matthew Bumbach is a conductor, teacher, composer and arranger who is commitment to performing new music. He has taught at the middle school, high school, two year college, and university level at both public and private institutions.
From 2011 to 2014 Bumbach was the director of vocal music at College of Central Florida and conductor of the Marion Civic Chorale. During that time his choirs performed a number of masterworks including Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Mozart’s Coronation Mass. In 2013 College of Central Florida’s Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale traveled to New York, NY where they performed in the Carnegie Hall premier of Carol Barnett and Marisha Chamberlain’s The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass.
Bumbach was director of choirs at Seminole High School in Pinellas County Florida from 2007 until 2010. During that time enrollment in his music classes doubled.
He earned a masters degree in choral conducting University of South Florida, where he studied conducting with Richard Zielinski and Robert Summer, and a bachelors degree in music education from Stetson University, where he studied conducting with Duncan Couch.
Currently, Bumbach is a doctoral teaching assistant at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he studies with Karen Kennedy. He conducts Cantilena women’s chorus and teaches courses in conducting.