“His tone is sweet and pure, and interpretation effectively straight forward”
Flutist Matthew Angelo is an active arts administrator and freelance musician currently based in Easton, Pennsylvania. He serves as Orchestra Operations and Personnel Manager of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra and Executive Director of the Maryland Chamber Winds. Previously he held the position of Administrative Assistant and Special Events Coordinator for the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Personnel Manager and Librarian for the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra. In the summer of 2020 he was selected to participate in Akropolis Reed Quintet’s Mastermind, a week long program focusing on entrepreneurialism in music.
Passionate about teaching young musicians how to build a successful career in music, Matthew has be invited to give his presentation, “Taking it Offstage: Essential Careers in Music,” to students at Tennessee Tech University and West Chester University of Pennsylvania. During the presentation he focuses on the skills needed to succeed in Arts Management, how to diversify your skills as an undergraduate student, business skills that apply to both music education and music performance, and how he used degrees in flute performance to build a career in arts management and performance.
As a flutist, Matthew has given performances across the United States as well as in China at the 2018 Lianhuashan Glades Music Festival, France at the Cité Internationale des Arts and Foundation des Estats-Unis, and the Czech Republic in a twelfth century monastery in the small village of Nová Říše. He is a founding member of the Maryland Chamber Winds as well as Manor Winds, a Lancaster, PA based woodwind quintet. Matthew has played with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Bay-Atlantic Symphony, and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Additionally, he has appeared as soloist with the Maryland Chamber Winds, the historic Quakertown Band, and the West Chester University Symphony Orchestra.
Matthew performed at the 2016 & 2018 National Flute Association Conventions and the 2015 Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium. He has been a guest clinician with the Chester County and York Youth Symphonies. Matthew can be heard on the MSR Classics’ album Three-Nine Line: Music of Nicole Chamberlain with flutists Mary Matthews and Nicole Chamberlain as well as Tonsehen Records’ album Preludes & Recitations with the Maryland Chamber Winds. An advocate for new music, Matthew has premiered 20 works by prominent American composers.
Matthew began studying the flute at the age of 10. He received a Master of Music Degree from The Hartt School and as Bachelor of Music Degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. His principal teachers include Dr. Kimberly Reighley and Janet Arms. When not performing, Matthew enjoys spending time at home with his fiancé (also named Matt), their golden doodle Dakota, and family and friends. He enjoys tackling home improvement projects, cooking, and is an avid traveler and amateur photographer.