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Dr. Matthew Lovelace

Dr. Matthew Lovelace


Matthew Lovelace currently serves as Director of Orchestras at The Colony High School in Lewisville ISD. He recently completed the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting under the tutelage of Dr. Germán Gutiérrez at Texas Christian University. He also serves as the inaugural conductor of the Fort Worth Medical Orchestra, the first ensemble of its type in the DFW area, dedicated to connecting those in the medical profession through music. He was named a finalist for the 2021 American Prize in Conducting – College/University Orchestra Division. He previously served as Music Director for Texas Hill Country Opera and Arts where he conducted annual performances of the company’s New Year’s Eve production of Die Fledermaus. Additionally, he conducted the world premiere of the chamber version of the one act opera Lady Bird: First Lady of the Land by composer Henry Mollicone and librettist Sheldon Harnick. Before attending TCU, he was a public-school orchestra director for five years. Previous conducting posts include Orchestra Director of the Trinity University Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Conductor of the University of Texas at San Antonio Symphony. Lovelace earned a Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Texas at San Antonio where he studied conducting with Eugene Dowdy and violin with Stephanie Westney. His undergraduate degree is from Tarleton State University where he studied percussion with Rich Bahner and piano with Leslie Spotz. Before beginning graduate studies at TCU, he was active as an actor and music director at Circle Arts Theatre in New Braunfels, TX.

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