Dr. Matthew Carey

Assistant Professor, Music Department


Matthew Carey is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Originally from Washington state, Dr. Carey taught high school vocal music for 4 years after receiving his undergraduate degree from Western Washington University. He holds a Master of Music from the University of Oregon and a DMA in Choral Conducting from Texas Tech University. His conducting teachers include Leslie Guelker-Cone, Sharon Paul, Hirvo Surva, and Richard Bjella.

Prior to Coming to UAH, Dr. Carey served as conductor of the University of Oregon’s award-winning Chamber Choir, preparing the ensemble for their inaugural season as participants in the Oregon Bach Festival. The UO Chamber Choir performed under the batons of Helmut Rilling and Matthew Halls, as well as serving as the ensemble for the Conductor’s Showcase concert. Dr. Carey was also the Director of Choirs and Vocal Studies at Oklahoma Panhandle State University before joining the faculty at UAH.

Dr. Carey has been performing nationally both as an oratorio soloist and as a professional chorister for over a decade. He is a ten-year member of the Berwick Chorus of the Oregon Bach Festival, and recently joined the Helmut Rilling Ensemble, based in Germany. He resides in Madison, AL, and is a fan of sailing, cinema, and cats.

Dr. Matthew Carey's Curriculum Vitae


  • D.M.A., Choral Conducting, Texas Tech University
  • M.M., Music, University of Oregon
  • B.M., Music, Western Washington University