Matthew Goinz

Voice and Piano, Staff Accompanist
MM, Conducting
BM, Voice Performance and Theatre
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Acclaimed as an “exemplary” and “moving” musician (Minneapolis Star Tribune) and an
“inspired” and “captivating” artistic programmer (St. Paul Pioneer Press), conductor, lyric
baritone, pianist, and arranger Matthew Goinz enjoys an active, cross-county musical career,
joyfully exploring the programmatic, narrative, and theatrical fringes of the modern vocal
In July 2018, he concluded a four-year run as a member of the celebrated vocal chamber
ensemble Cantus, with whom he toured nationally and internationally and served as Tour
Manager. He has appeared as an ensemble member and soloist 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 Busan Choral Festival and
Competition, the Daegu International Choral Festival, the National Theater and Concert Hall in
Taipei, Taiwan, Tianjin Concert Hall, and Shenzhen Concert Hall. Matthew has commissioned
and premiered works by Gabriel Kahane, Libby Larsen, David Lang, Dale Warland, Roger Treece,
Ysaye Barnwell, and Rosephanye Powell, and has enjoyed collaborations with Chanticleer,
Sweet Honey in the Rock, Eric Whitacre and the Eric Whitacre Singers, Purple Voices, and Taipei
Male Choir.
Matthew has worked with a number of other professional and collegiate ensembles including
extensive work with True Concord Voices & Orchestra, The Concordia Choir, and the Tucson
Symphony Orchestra. He can be heard as a soloist and chorister on a number of critically
acclaimed albums, including a live recording of Cantus’s 2018 concert “For the Beauty of the
Earth” and True Concord’s 2015 GRAMMY®-nominated “Far In The Heavens: Choral Music of
Stephen Paulus”.
Returning to his piano roots, Matthew recently collaborated with his fellow ensemble members
in Cantus’ inaugural 2017 chamber series “Songs of Travel,” which was hailed by the Star
Tribune as “totally successful.” In July 2018, he took to the piano once again as Cantus
presented “Songs My Mother Taught Me,” anchored by selections from Aaron Copland’s “Old
American Songs.”
Matthew enjoys engagements as a conductor, vocalist, educator, coach, and collaborative
pianist with musicians young and old in arts organizations and educational institutions across
the country. Having served several churches as Director of Music and choir director, he
currently sings with the Shrine Choir at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate
Conception and with the Cathedral Choir at Washington National Cathedral, both in downtown
Washington, DC.
Hailing from northern Minnesota, Matthew studied conducting, voice, piano, and theater at
Concordia College, Bemidji State University, and the University of Arizona. He makes his home
in the Washington, DC area with his wife, soprano Sophie Amelkin and Lucy, the sweetest

Facts about Matthew Goinz -
Matthew has been a Cardon Studios teacher since Fall 2018.