Matthew Murray, Vocal Music
Matthew Murray is Choral Director and Guitar, Piano and Music Theory Teacher at Gorham High School in Gorham, Maine. Prior to his arrival at Gorham High School he spent 12 years at Kennebunk High School.
Mr. Murray holds a B.M. in Music Education with a voice major and trumpet minor from the University of Maine under the tutelage of Dr. Dennis Cox. He also holds a M.M. in Choral Conducting from the University of Southern Maine under Dr. Robert Russell and a M.M. in Vocal Pedagogy at the University of Southern Maine under Bruce Fithian and Ellen Chickering.
In addition to his duties at GHS, Mr. Murray is the Repertoire & Standards Chairperson for the Maine Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). In 2013 he received the Distinguished Choral Director award from Maine ACDA. He has also served as the Choral Director at the Southern Maine String Academy and has served in the same capacity at the Southern Maine Junior High Music Academy. He has served two stints as the Maine Music Educators Association (MMEA) District I Chairperson. Mr. Murray has been honored to conduct several district and regional sixth grade, middle school, and high school honors choirs in Maine and New Hampshire. Mr. Murray regularly serves as Choral Manager for the MMEA District I High School Music Festival.
Mr. Murray is a native of Greenville, Maine and currently resides in Scarborough with his wife, Catherine who is Director of Vocal Music at Thornton Academy and their two children.
Tim Ebersold, Instrumental Music