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Matt Boehler



Biography

Recognized for music that “harnesses considerable expressive power” (San Francisco Classical Voice), Matt Boehler is a singer and composer excited by the limitless possibilities of the theater and the concert hall. His most recent project, Marginalia, was an evening-length song cycle commissioned and premiered by Victory Hall Opera, inspired by materials excavated by the researchers of the Book Traces project at the University of Virginia. Other recent and upcoming commissions/premieres include instrumental works for Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, choral music for the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (NYC) and the International Orange Chorale, sets of songs for sopranos Marnie Breckenridge and Lisa Delan, as well as music and sound design for the play That it all makes perfect by AOI alumnus Erin Bregman. His song cycle, Foursquare Cathedral, was recently chosen as winner of the 2017 Art Song Composition Competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and is now included in the E.C. Schirmer catalog. Having earned his B.A. in Theater Arts at Viterbo University, and an A.D. in Opera Studies from Juilliard, Boehler recently completed his M.M. in Composition at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. While studying with David Conte, he was SFCM's inaugural recipient of the Kristin Pankonin Art Song Award. As a singer, he has appeared as a principal artist with some of classical music's most prestigious companies and venues, including the Metropolitan Opera, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Canadian Opera Company, the New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, and the Ravinia Festival.
Matt Boehler