Matthew Valverde

Style: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre


Title: Associate Professor of Music


Matthew Valverde has been praised for his sensitive phrasing, “mellifluous” singing, and his “handsome” tenor voice (Star Tribune, New York Classical Review). He was awarded a DMA degree and an MM degree in vocal performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY) and holds degrees from Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX). Valverde is Associate Professor of Music at Adams State University in Alamosa, CO, where he also serves as Project Director for a US Department of Education Title V Grant.

Valverde has performed solo recitals and has been featured in concerts and operas in New York, Minnesota, Michigan, Colorado, Indiana, New Mexico, and Texas. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in May 2014 and has been tenor soloist in performances including Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Golijov’s La Pasión según San Marcos, Mozart’s Requiem, and Britten’s Serenade and War Requiem. Orchestral credits include: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Rochester Oratorio Society, Finger Lakes Choral Festival, and the San Luis Valley Symphony. Valverde has appeared with the Rochester Lyric Opera, Finger Lakes Opera (Geneseo, NY), Eastman Opera Theatre, TCU Opera Studio, and sang in the première performances of Tienda (Moya/Vincent) in the Twin Cities. He has performed with the Internationale Bachakademie’s Festivalensemble Stuttgart (Helmuth Rilling), Vox Humana (David Childs), Voices Chamber Choir (William Weinert), Border CrosSing (Ahmed Anzaldúa), First Inversion Vocal Ensemble (Lee Wright), and is the tenor section leader of EXIGENCE Vocal Ensemble (Eugene Rogers).

Voice Type: Tenor

Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre

Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program

Contact Information


Music Department—Adams State University
208 Edgemont Blvd
Alamosa, CO
USA 81101

TEL: 719.587.7422


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