- Co-Director of Music
A musician of diverse abilities and interests, Matt McFarlane has been a part of the Discovery community since 2003. Matt studied Music Education at Graceland University in Lamoni, IA and dual majored in Piano and Trombone. After teaching instrumental music for three years at the Lamoni School District, he pursued a Master of Music degree in Piano Accompanying and Coaching from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. New York performances have included choral performances in Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center as a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir. As a member of the Minnesota Chorale, McFarlane has performed with the Minnesota Chorale at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis and The Ordway in Saint Paul. His teachers have included Dalton Baldwin and JJ Penna. Conductors have included Osmo Vanska, Joseph Flummerfelt, Kurt Masur, and Colin Davis. When not at Discovery, he spends time as the Director of Operations at the Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins, and spends summers as staff artist and Director of Operations at the Bay View Music Festival.