Andrew Mattfeld, Director of Music Ministries

Andrew M. Headshot 09-2015Originally from the suburbs of New York City, tenor Andrew David Mattfeld spent many years living in Ithaca, New York studying, teaching, and conducting.  His early training in music consisted of intensive voice and piano, studying under such great teachers as Morris Borenstien of The Julliard School, and soprano Eileen Mackintosh, a renowned soloist, teacher, and clinician in and around NYC.  Andrew completed both Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Ithaca College School of Music in Vocal Performance studying with Patrice Pastore, and David Parks. He was a chorister with the Ithaca College Choir for 6 years and is a founding member of UNYC (Upstate New York Chorus). As a collaborative and solo pianist he was a student of Charis Dimaras, as well as Karl Lutchmayer of Trinity College of Music London. His conducting studies were with Lawrence Doebler, Janet Galván, and Jeffery Meyer.  Andrew attended the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Bonefro, Italy in 2006 and 2007 as a solo and collaborative pianist, and as a tenor soloist with the Frost School of Music at Salzburg College for the 2012 Salzburg Festival.

Andrew has presented lectures, recitals, and concerts in Ithaca, Boston, and around the US and Europe, performing voice and piano recitals and collaborations between area orchestras, chamber ensembles, choruses, and soloists, both as a soloist himself or conductor.  An intensive academic, his Graduate thesis on the development of Cabaret culture as a form of political resistance in NAZI Germany was the basis for a Fulbright proposal to examine the current state of the art form in Berlin. He has participated in Masterclasses with many notable performers and teachers, such as Sharon Sweet, Penny Bitzas, Lindsey Christiansen, and the violinist Nadja Solerno-Sonnenberg.

Mr. Mattfeld currently lives in Boston, MA where he has a large private studio of both young singers and pianists, is Adjunct Voice and Piano Faculty at the Fay School in Southborough, MA, and serves as Director of Music Ministries and Organist at First United Methodist in Melrose, MA. He is a chorister with the Back Bay Chorale and Assistant Conductor for the Zamir Chorale of Boston.  He can be reached at:  fumcmelrosechoir@gmail.com