Meet Matthew R. Corcoran: Voice and guitar educator at Winchester Stage Music Center

Matthew R. Corcoran, Voice, piano and guitar teacher at Winchester Stage Music Center.

Matthew R. Corcoran is one of New England's brightest young singers. Matt is a recent graduate of Boston University where Matt was a graduate assistant and was awarded the Departmental Award for the voice department. Matt studied with world renowned teacher Penelope Bitzas where he learned to teach voice in the Bel Canto technique. Matt’s most recent operatic roles include Eisenstein in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Brother in Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins, Sheldon Segal in John Musto’s Later the Same Evening, and Le Doyon de La Faculte in Massanet’s Cendrillon. Matt has also performed as the tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th, Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C Minor, Michael Haydn’s Requiem, Ariel Ramirez’ Missa Criolla and Schubert’s 2nd Mass in G. Outside of classical singing, Matt performs regularly in musical theatre and contemporary music.

Matt has been playing guitar since 2004 and accompanies himself while he sings around the Boston bar scene. As well, Matt is a founding member of Umass Lowell’s all male a cappella group Hawkapella. Matt, along with his colleagues, were the first a cappella group on campus in over ten years and helped launch an a cappella renaissance at Umass Lowell. Matt was the director of voice and led warmups, worked with singers on technique, and helped chose repertoire appropriate for all of the group. As a teacher, Matt has been teaching voice since 2013 and has taught all different ages and voice types. Matt’s students have won lead roles, got into select choirs and grown into more confident singers. Matt believes that all singing is derived from support, breath control and resonance. The main difference is the space of the resonators and stylistic choices that shape the sound of singing. At the end of the day, singing should be fun. :)

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  • A tailored music education for your age, level & learning style.

  • Weekly one to one lessons with experienced teachers.

  • Possibilities to showcase your progress at recitals.

  • A safe learning environment.