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Matt Hayward
Matt Hayward

Classical Voice Instructor
Lyric Baritone

Office: LH 343D
mhayward@pdx.edu

American lyric baritone Matthew Hayward has rapidly established himself as
one of the most versatile artists of his generation. He is the winner of the
Gerard Souzay-Grand Concours de Chant and made his European debut in
concert at the Salle Cortot in Paris, France. In recent seasons, Mr. Hayward’s
operatic engagements have included creating the role of Marquis de Brisaille in
the world premiere of David DiChiera’s Cyrano at the Michigan Opera Theatre,
Ravenal in Showboat at Lakewood Theater, Gregorio in Roméo et Juliette with
Baltimore Opera, Pelleas in Pelleas et Melisande at Opera Theater Oregon,
Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro with Skagit Opera and Washington East
Opera, Schaunard in La Bohème with the Princeton Festival and Syracuse Opera,
Marcello in La Bohème with Skagit Opera, Dancaïre in Carmen at Opera New
Jersey, Black Cat and the Grandfather Clock in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges and
Ramiro in L'heure espagnole and as Cardinal in Galileo Galilei at Portland Opera,
Ko-Ko in The Mikado at Syracuse Opera and The Pirate King and Harold Hill at
Opera Idaho.

Active in recital and concert, he was personally invited by Maestro Julius Rudel
to debut with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Virginia Arts Festival,
where he sang an all Kurt Weill Gala with soprano Angelina Réaux, he also sang
the world premiere of Libby Larsen’s The Moabit Sonnets with the Linfield
Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Hayward has enjoyed a close association with the
Aspen Music Festival and has sung recitals there featuring the works of Duparc,
Schubert and Weill; performances of Ravel’s Chansons Madécasses, Schumann’s
Spanisches Liederspiel and a Leonard Bernstein Gala with Broadway star Judy
Kaye. The Gerda Lissner Foundation and Albanese-Puccini Foundation have
honored Matthew Hayward with awards and he has performed under such
distinguished conductors as Julius Rudel, Mark Flint, Richard Tang Yuk, Douglas
Kinney Frost, Joseph Rescigno, Steven White, Dean Williamson, William Vendice,
David Zinman and Keith Lockhart. A Seattle native, Mr. Hayward completed his
undergraduate and graduate music studies at the New England Conservatory of
Music in Boston. As the Founder of Vox Northwest Voice Studios, he maintains
a select private voice studio in Portland, Oregon and is serves on the voice
faculty of Portland State and George Fox Universities. He is sought after as a
District and State Vocal Judge in Oregon, as a Master Clinician at major
universities throughout the West Coast and as a dramatic and interpretive
coach.