DepartmentConservatory of Music
Biola AffiliationsFaculty

Degrees

  • M.M. Choral Conducting, CSU, Fullerton
  • B.M. Vocal Performance, Biola University

Biography

Matthew Kellaway is an established professional baritone in the Southern California area currently singing with the Pacific Chorale.  Mr. Kellaway has performed as a featured soloist in Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, and Italy in conjunction with international choral and solo vocal competitions, and he continues to be a featured soloist with the Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony at Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts.  He has also sung with many other prestigious vocal ensembles including Disney’s Voices of Liberty, the internationally broadcast Hour of Power Choir, The John Alexander Singers, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Known for his versatility of style, Mr. Kellaway has performed varied operatic and musical theater leading roles including Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Marquis de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites, Betto in Gianni Schicchi, Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods, Friedrich Bhaer in Little Women, Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore, and Germont in La Traviata.

Mr. Kellaway, alumnus of Biola University, is director of Men’s Chorus and Encore, Biola’s premiere a capella ensemble for the Biola Conservatory of Music. In addition to directing the two ensembles, Matthew also serves on the voice faculty teaching applied voice. Matthew received his M.M. in choral conducting at California State University Fullerton and has studied under Robert Istad, Christopher Peterson, John Alexander, Shawna Stewart, and John Tebay.

Mr. Kellaway continues as an active studio vocalist, teaches voice, and presents master classes in vocal technique for local schools.  He has been director of the Biola Men’s Chorus since the spring of 2014.

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