EMC Hires New Children’s Chorus Director

Elgin Master Chorale is Pleased to Announce Matthew Bishop as its New Children’s Chorus Director

About Mr. Bishop

Matthew Bishop received his degree in Music Education from the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois, where he spent time focusing on instrumental and vocal pedagogy and performance, composition/arranging, and conducting.  He currently works at Dundee Middle School in West Dundee, IL, where he teaches choir, band, a music class to students with special needs, and serves as music director and choreographer for the spring musical performed at Elgin Community College.  His ensembles have received top ratings at regional contests and festivals.

In addition to teaching, Matthew has guest conducted for local community ensembles.  He also serves as music director for Children’s Theater of Elgin/Fox Valley Theater Company’s productions that have included Mary Poppins, Little Shop of Horrors, Rapunzel, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.As an advocate of live music and community service, he calls together colleagues and professional musician friends to form the Bishop Super Band, a rhythm and blues band that plays school and community fundraiser events like Dundee Middle School’s ‘Schoolapalooza’ and West Dundee’s ‘Heritage Fest.’Matthew is excited for his new role as conductor of the Elgin Master Chorale’s Children’s Chorus!”