Consultant For Choirs & Nonprofit Arts Management
Lauded by national figures for my work as a conductor and arts administrator, I am excited to share my experience with you.
“Matt has a knack for knowing what works. He suggested a two-song pairing for our District Music Contest performance that felt odd at first, but when we tried the two pieces together, the choir loved them individually, and completely bought into them as a pair!”
Chris S., High School Director
Repertoire Makes or Breaks Choirs
I take a great deal of pride in my approach to repertoire selection for the choirs I conduct, and have developed a strong reputation for my creative programming.
I am regularly contacted to consult on repertoire selection for choirs preparing for conference appearances, district music contests, and other high-profile performances. I am happy to start with you from scratch, or to give input and guidance with programming that is already underway.
Treble Music Specialist
While I thoroughly enjoy my work with mixed ensembles, treble choirs are special to me as well. The sonority of high voices together creates sonic excitement, and when titles are carefully selected for treble choirs, they can shine as brightly as any SATB choir. I conduct a collegiate women’s choir, and a semi-professional adult women’s choir each week, and I pride myself on choosing music that is artistically satisfying, lyrically meaningful, and musically sound. I would love to speak with you about your high-voice ensemble, and would be happy to offer thoughts about music that you and your singers will be sure to enjoy!
“Average music can make a great choir sound mediocre.
Great music can make an average choir sound excellent.”
– Dr. Matt Hill
Arts Administration & Nonprofit Management
Whether you’re seeking guidance for an existing organization or are interested in starting from scratch, my experience and expertise can help to shape a strategy for short-term and long-term success. While working with the following organizations, I gained considerable knowledge in the areas of federal compliance for 501c3’s, along with industry best practices for arts nonprofits management, and nonprofit governance.
I am the founder, artistic director, and executive director of Sing Omaha — one of the nation’s largest community music nonprofits. Sing Omaha serves musicians in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa through 10 performing choirs, and two studio locations where a fully-degreed faculty teach more than 150 applied lessons in voice, guitar, and piano each week. Sing Omaha Studios also offers “Little Voices” classes for Infant-PreK children and their parents, as well as summer camps, musical theatre classes, and masterclass/workshops throughout the year. Visit Sing Omaha’s website to learn more!
Nebraska Choral Directors Association
I am proud to have been elected to serve as Treasurer of the Nebraska Choral Directors Association. When I was elected into this role in 2018, I quickly discovered that the organization was outside of state and federal compliance in many areas, and the organization had actually had its nonprofit status revoked both in Nebraska, and with the IRS. Because of my experience with Sing Omaha, and through diligent efforts, I quickly pointed the NCDA ship back in the right direction, and the organization is on course for 2020 reinstatement, I am grateful to serve my colleagues in our state’s only choral-focused professional development organization..
Music Studio Managment
Sing Omaha Choirs and Sing Omaha Studios employ more than 35 educators in various capacities, and through 12 years of work, the organization has developed successful strategies in the areas of curriculum development, student and faculty recruitment, day-to-day management, and innovation. Many music studios face similar challenges, and it is my goal to help eliminate whatever road blocks might be in front of you through strategic discussion and planning.
It’s impossible to say that I’ve seen it all, but I have a mind for finding solutions that fit within an overarching philosophy. With your passion and experience as a partner, I am confident that I can bring value to your situation.
“Painters choose specific shades to cover their canvas based on what they are creating. For conductors, our repertoire is our paint. We must be careful to choose selections that simultaneously meet many criteria.”