Faculty & Staff
Associate Professor of Voice
Voice Area Coordinator
- B.M. - Voice Performance, The Florida State University School of Music
- M.M. - Voice & Performance Pedagogy, Westminster Choir College
- D.M. - Voice Performance, Florida State University, College of Music
- Applied Music
- Vocal Pedagogy
- Vocal Techniques for the Instrumental Music Major
- Opera Workshop
- Song Literature
- Diction (Italian, German, French, and English)
Baritone Matthew Markham enjoys an active career on the operatic, concert, and recital stages. He has appeared on the operatic stage with Ash Lawn Opera, Janiec Opera, Spoleto Festival, New Jersey Opera, Manhattan Opera Theater of the French Institute Alliance Française, Da Ponte Concert Opera, Westminster Opera Theater, and Florida State Opera. Roles span Mozart through lyric French and English/American opera. He is a frequent soloist in oratorio ranging Bach to Britten and has performed in prestigious concert venues including Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City and Suk Hall at the Rudolfinum in Prague, Czech Republic.
avid interpreter of art song, he has worked with musical luminaries Martin
Katz, Graham Johnson, John Harbison, Jake Heggie, Ricky Ian Gordon and the late
Craig Smith in performances at Songfest in Malibu, California. Dr. Markham has
participated in master classes with Elly Ameling, Wolfgang Holzmair, Helmut
Deutsch, Rudolf Jansen, Edith Wiens, Robert Tear and Jorma Hynninen at the
Franz Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, Austria where he received a diploma
in Poetry and Performance of the German Lied. He has twice been selected to
participate in the Baldwin-Wallace Art Song Festival in Ohio where he has
worked with Warren Jones, François Le Roux, Anthony Dean Griffey, Vladimir
Chernov, George Vassos, and Stephanie Blythe.
include being named a Finalist in the Franco-American Vocal Academy French Art
Song Competition in Tribute to Gérard Souzay; winner of various competitions
including the Regional MacAllister Awards, the Glenys Gallaher Memorial Award
for Musical and Academic Excellence, numerous Florida and New Jersey State and
Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing competitions, winner of
the Westminster Choir College Graduate Voice Competition; and various Rotary
Club and regionally sponsored competitions.
includes baritone soloist on the international world premier recording of
Antonio Rosetti’s Requiem Es-Dur (Murray H-15), conducted by Johannes
Moesus with the Camerata Filarmonica Bohemia, released commercially in 2011. He
is also on the recording It’s About Love, conducted by Kenneth Dake as a
member of The Marble Choir in NYC, released in 2013.
In the field of music research, Dr. Markham was a national recipient of the prestigious Theodore Presser Grant Award for Graduate Research in Music and a recipient of a Florida State University Dissertation Research Grant Award. These grants have enabled him to conduct research on the vocal compositions of Czech composer Petr Eben and have culminated in his doctoral treatise "A Study of Písně z Těšínska of Petr Eben." He has collaborated with Dr. Timothy Cheek, author of Singing in Czech, in lecture recitals on this subject at the Fort Wayne Art Song Festival where he also served as guest artist/teacher, at the International Czech Song and Aria Competition at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Dr. Markham was recently published in the January/February 2015 NATS Journal of Singing: "Petr Eben's Písně z Těšínska: A Guide for Singers, Teachers, and Coaches."
Markham holds the Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from The
Florida State University College of Music, Master of Music degree in Voice
Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College, and the Doctor of
Music degree in Voice Performance from The Florida State University College of
a pedagogue, Dr. Markham has established himself as a reputable teacher of
voice and has taught many students who have received awards and scholarships in
regional, national, and international voice competitions; who have been
accepted to summer apprentice programs at the national and international
levels; and who have been accepted to some of the nation’s most renowned
graduate voice programs.
Markham continues to expand his professional development as a voice pedagogue
by attending and participating in various workshops throughout the country. In
the summer of 2017, Dr. Markham received a University Professional Development
Grant Award enabling him to participate and complete all three levels of the
LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ in residence at Baldwin Wallace University. In the summer of
2015, he was selected as a professor within the University of Wisconsin system
to attend Faculty College. In 2013, he received a faculty grant enabling him to
participate in the 2013 Naked Voice Summer Institute at Northwestern University
under the tutelage of W. Stephen Smith to which he was accepted as a voice
teacher. As a NATS Teaching Intern in 2008, Dr. Markham was featured on a PBS
Film Documentary and presented lectures on art song repertory and pedagogy for
the college level voice student.
Markham joined the voice faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
in the fall of 2012 and was promoted to Associate Professor of Voice in the
spring of 2017. He teaches applied voice, vocal pedagogy, song literature, diction,
a wellness course in vocal technique, and opera workshop. He made his
directorial debut in the 2014 UWSP Opera Workshop production “American Opera
Triptych” which included Barber’s “A Hand of Bridge,” and Menotti’s “The
Telephone” and “The Old Maid and the Thief.” In the spring of 2016, he produced
and directed the UWSP Opera Workshop production of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte.”
The upcoming 2018 opera production will feature a Puccini double bill including
“Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi.”
Prior to his
position at UWSP, he maintained a large private studio and taught voice at the
Purnell School in New Jersey; taught applied voice and assisted courses in song
literature, diction, foreign language for singers, and vocal pedagogy at
Florida State University; served a one-year term position on the voice faculty
of the DePauw University School of Music where he taught applied voice and song
literature; and taught on the voice faculty of the Steinhardt School at New
York University while maintaining a private studio in NYC.
is an active member of NATS and currently serves on the Wisconsin NATS Board as
Recording Secretary. He serves as an adjudicator in various competitions
including the NATS Student Auditions and the Classical Singer competition. He
presented a co-masterclass entitled “Make Your Performance Count” at the
National Classical Singer Convention in Chicago in May 2017. He is also a
member of the New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA), College Music
Society (CMS), Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and the Dvořák Society of London.
Markham has been a faculty resident-artist at the Ameropa Solo and Chamber
Music Festival in Prague, Czech Republic for three summers and has taught for
the Metropolitan International Music Festival in NYC.
For more information,
please visit www.matthewmarkham.net.