Matthew Shorten


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Williamstown, Massachusetts

Early Music Skills & Interests

Conductor, Voice - Tenor, Violin

Early Music Affiliations

Composer, Educator, Music/Artistic Director, Musicologist, Performer, Student, Writer


Matthew Shorten is an Australian-born musician and scholar, leading a multidimensional career as an internationally recognized tenor and composer, and as an emerging art historian and curator.

As a tenor, Matthew has performed with distinguished ensembles globally, having worked throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States. As a Henry Luce Scholar in 2021-2022, Matthew was a Visiting Researcher at the Tokyo University of the Arts, a Visiting Artist and Guest Conductor at Voices of Singapore, and a Visiting Teacher at the Phuket School of Music. He also spent the 2022-23 concert season with the Minneapolis-based ensemble Cantus, as a Tenor and Artistic Co-Director. His upcoming engagements include performances with the Bach Society of Minnesota and Ensemble Altera.

Matthew is pursuing his M.A. at the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art. At Williams, he conducts interdisciplinary research on Japanese art and culture, music and the arts of East Asia, and the cross-cultural coalescence of art forms. Matthew received his B.Mus. summa cum laude in Composition, Voice, and Violin from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, where he was named the Founder's Medalist.


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