Our founder & Music Director
Matthew Scinto is an emerging conductor based in the Cape Cod area, where he currently serves as Music Director of the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra and the Assistant Conductor of the Boston Civic Symphony under Music Director Francisco Noya. He has studied conducting at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center, where he will return in the summer of 2018, and was recently finalist for the Assistant Conductor of the San Antonio Symphony. He received his Doctor of Musical Art's degree from Boston University, where he was a student of Stefan Asbury and David Hoose and twice received the Conducting Department Award for Excellence in Conducting. While at Boston University, Matthew served as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston University Symphony, Chamber, and Opera Orchestras where he covered and conducted in numerous concerts and opera productions, such as Boston University's recent production of Le Nozze di Figaro in 2017. He also served as a doctoral assistant in the conducting department where he taught undergraduate conducting, as well as music theory.
Matthew has worked with conductors Bramwell Tovey, Ken-David Masur, Stefan Asbury, Diane Wittry, Daniel Hege, Marin Alsop, David Effron, and Markand Thakar. He has conducted such orchestras as the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Symphoria, the New Haven Civic Orchestra, the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra, the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras, the Miami Music Festival Orchestra, the Syracuse University Symphony, and the Boston University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.
He previously graduated from Syracuse University (MM, 2014 & BM, 2012) where he studied conducting with James Tapia and viola with Li Li and Arvilla Rovit. While in Syracuse University, he was also an accompanist for the string and vocal departments. Upon his graduation, he was awarded the Certificate in University Teaching, the Setnor School of Music Faculty Award (recognizing the student who made the greatest contribution to School of Music), the Setnor School of Music Irene Crooker award for musical excellence, and the Simeon Popov Memorial Orchestra Award.