Dr. Matthew Bumbach

BumbachDr. Bumbach is an active conductor, composer, adjudicator, and scholar. He earned his Doctor of Music Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Miami Frost School of Music (2017).  He is also a graduate of Stetson University with a Bachelor’s of Music Education (2004) and the University of South Florida with a Master’s Degree (2007). 

Dr. Bumbach has conducted throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Tanzania and made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut with the University of Miami Frost Chorale in March of 2015. He has published scholarly articles with ACDA’s The Choral Journal, NCCO’s Choral Scholar, and FMEA’s Florida Music Director and is the editor of Chorus America’s bibliographic journal, the Research Memorandum Series. Dr. Bumbach’s D.M.A. essay, The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass - In the Words of the Composer, Librettist, and Performers, has led to a research interest that includes the music of Carol Barnett, the fusion of bluegrass and choral music, integrating technology into choral performance, and choral rehearsal method.

A Florida native, Dr. Bumbach was assistant professor and director of vocal music at College of Central Florida (Ocala, FL), conductor of the Marion Civic Chorale (Ocala, FL), director of choirs at Seminole High School (Seminole, FL), and director of vocal music at Pine Castle Christian Academy (Orlando, FL). He is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, Chorus America, the National Association for Music Education, and the College Music Society.