Matthew Harden

International Performance Manager

My friend and colleague Heather Buchanan let me know that Michael and Oliver were looking for a replacement performance manager for KI. She had given them my name and I know that they put together many of the best tours and festivals in the music ensemble touring business. This was the best opportunity for me to use all of the music skills that I had developed over the years.

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City, Interdisciplinary PhD (Choral Conducting, Choral Literature, Music Education, Educational Leadership, Education Counseling and Psychology); Portland State University, MST in Music (Emphasis on Conducting); Southern Oregon State College, BA in Music Performance (Organ & Voice) and BA in Music Education (Secondary Instrumental and Secondary Vocal)

Professional Experience

Camps Attended

University of Oregon Music Camp, Boy Scout Jamboree and Winter Camp, Grange Camp

Walk-up Song

“Takin’ Care of Business” by BTO

Dream job as a Kid

An Impresario in the mode of Sir Thomas Beecham or a conductor/musician in the mode of Leopold Stokowski