Curriculum Vitae Matthew Hall

EDUCATION

in-progress    PhD, Musicology    Cornell University

2013    MMus, Historical Performance (harpsichord & organ)    Boston University

2010    MMus (MA equivalent), Musicology (with Distinction; Fulbright Scholar)    University of Leeds, UK

2009    AB, Music and Linguistics (summa cum laude; Hoopes Prize; John Harvard Scholar)    Harvard University

TEACHING

2010–    Faculty, The Cambridge Center for Adult Education

  • Responsible for designing and teaching course offerings in music history and appreciation
  • Courses taught: The Chamber Music of Brahms, Monuments of Western Music, Introduction to Early Music, Music Manuscripts and Notation, Music of Handel, Music of J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach

2009–2011    Assistant Conductor, Amherst Early Music Festival Opera

  • Repetiteur and principal continuo in productions of Purcell Dioclesian, Lully Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Charpentier Les Arts Florissants, A. Scarlatti La Principessa Fedele
  • Assistant to: Webb Wiggins (Oberlin), Gary Thor Wedow (New York City Opera), Ryan Brown (Opera Lafayette)

2005–    Private studio teacher

  • Beginner and intermediate students in piano and organ
  • Coachings in harpsichord, continuo, and early music interpretation
  • Expertise in historical pronunciation and rhetoric, especially of French across the various periods of its development (9th through 18th centuries)

2007–2011    Music Director, Harvard Early Music Society

  • Responsible for directing fully-staged and concert performances of baroque opera and oratorio
  • Oversaw recruiting and publicity efforts to attract undergraduate and graduate auditionees from Boston- and New York-area conservatories
  • Managed the diverse needs of a mixed organization of student, young semi-professional, and professional performers by serving as pedagogue (with 10+ hours per week in rehearsals and coachings with undergraduates), collaborator (with unpaid semi-pros), and employer (with pros)
  • Coordinated masterclasses and collaborations with leading figures in historical performance: William Christie, Stephen Stubbs, Ellen Hargis
  • Works performed: Purcell King Arthur, Carissimi Jephte and Jonas, Cavalli L’Ormindo, scenes from Lully Armide and Phaëton, Charpentier Les Arts Florissants, Mondonville Bacchus et Érigone

PUBLICATIONS

Articles

“Charles Dieupart’s Six suittes (1701–1702) and the en concert performance tradition,” The Viola da Gamba Society Journal 4 (2010): 6–35.
“Keyboard continuo in the French style: Rameau the game-changer,” Harpsichord & Fortepiano Magazine (forthcoming, 2014).
“Antoine Houdar de La Motte and le françois classique restauré,” Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre: Cantates Françoises [liner notes], Plectra Records (forthcoming, 2014).

Editorship

2010–    Editorial Assistant, C.P.E. Bach: The Complete Works, The Packard Humanities Institute
2009–    Editor & Contributor, Early Music Performer, Journal of the National Early Music Assoc., UK

Works-in-progress

“The Montéclair-Rameau Debates: A Critical Translation”

“Oxford Act Songs” (Critical edition of odes by Richard Goodson, Matthew Locke, and John Blow)

“Antoine Brumel: Another Royal Composer Recovered”

LECTURES

09/2012    “Technologies for Teaching Music History,” The Cambridge Center for Adult Education
07/2012    “Dr. Burney Goes to Naples,” International Baroque Institute at Longy
12/2011    “The Evolution of Keyboard Instruments,” The Cambridge Center for Adult Education
07/2011    “Classic French for Musicians,” International Baroque Institute at Longy
03/2011    Lecture-Demonstration: “The Keyboard Works of Charles Dieupart,” Clothworkers’ Hall, Leeds, UK
10/2010    “Harpsichord performance practice en concert,” University of Leeds Graduate Students’ Colloquium
05/2008    Lecture-Performance: Carissimi Jephte and Jonas, Adolphus Busch Hall, Cambridge

PERFORMANCE ACTIVITIES

Direction

08/2011    Harvard Chamber Singers (Renaissance choir)—Festival of the Voice, Phoenicia, NY
05/2011    Blow Venus and Adonis—Huddersfield University, UK
12/2010    Charpentier Les Arts Florissants—The New College Theatre, Harvard
05/2009    Odes of Purcell, Goodson and Locke—Leeds Baroque Fringe
12/2008    Cavalli L’Ormindo—The New College Theatre, Harvard
12/2007    Purcell King Arthur—Agassiz Theatre, Harvard

Solo Harpsichord

05/2012    de La Guerre, Locke, and Bach—Flint Collection of Antique Instruments, Wilmington, DE
03/2012    Bach Toccata in D and English Suite in g, Midtown Concerts—Immanuel Lutheran, New York, NY
10/2011    de La Guerre Suite in d (1707)—First Church in Boston
04/2011    Bach English Suite in c with pieces from Well-Tempered Clavier I—First Church in Boston
01/2011    Rameau Premier livre de clavecin (1706)—Flint Collection of Antique Instruments, Wilmington, DE

Solo Organ

03/2012    Mendelssohn sonatas—Adolphus Busch Hall, Cambridge
02/2012    Showcase Recital—Church of Our Saviour, Brookline
10/2011    Young Brahms at the Organ (Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms)—Adolphus Busch Hall, Cambridge
05/2011    Abend-Musique (Bach, Buxtehude, Böhm)—St. John’s Bowdoin Street
04/2011    Music for Maundy Thursday (Bach and Scheidt)—Adolphus Busch Hall, Cambridge
11/2010    Couperin Messe des Couvents and Clérambault Suite du 1er ton—Adolphus Busch Hall, Cambridge

Continuo

12/2011    Bach Christmas Oratorio—Sanders Theatre, Harvard
11/2011    Vivaldi Gloria RV 589—Proctor Academy, NH
08/2011    A. Scarlatti La Principessa Fedele—Amherst Early Music Festival
05/2011    Handel Messiah—Harvard Memorial Church
05/2011    Polyhymnia: Praetorius and Gabrieli (benefit for the Srs. of St. Margaret)—St. John’s Bowdoin Street
04/2011    Schütz Die sieben Worte Christi am Kreuze, Buxtehude Membra Jesu nostri—Harvard Early Music
06/2010    Purcell Indian Queen—Leeds Baroque Orchestra
04/2010    Bach Magnificat in D, Ascension Oratorio, O ewiges Feuer BWV 34—Leeds Baroque Orchestra
03/2010    Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610—Beverly Early Music Festival, UK
10/2009    Haydn Creation—Leeds Baroque Orchestra
05/2009    Mozart Requiem, Bach Magnificat in D—Sanders Theatre, Harvard
03/2009    Handel Chandos Anthems, Haydn Missa Cellensis “Mariazellermesse”—Sanders Theatre, Harvard
07/2008    Blow odes, Handel Laudate pueri Dominum, Corelli op. 6—Cambridge Early Music Festival, UK

Performances with Musical Offering (founding member)

04/2012    Sara’s Salon (C.P.E. Bach, W.F. Bach, Hasse)—Church of Our Saviour, Brookline
01/2012    Frederick’s Court (Quantz, Janitsch, Graun)—St. Anne’s Church, Lincoln
01/2012    Flute and clavichord recital (Quantz)—St. John’s Bowdoin Street Concert Series
10/2011    Zimmermann’s Coffeehouse (Bach, Telemann, C.P.E. Bach)—Starbucks in Harvard Square
06/2011    Quantz & Co. (Telemann, Quantz, C.P.E. Bach)—Beacon Hill Friends House, BEMF Fringe Concert
12/2010    Bach and Telemann trios, Boismortier sonatas, Couperin Concerts Royaux—St. John the Evangelist, Jamaica Plain

Performances with The Goodson Consort (founder and director)

08/2012    Anthems and Symphony Songs of Purcell, Blow, Locke—SoHIP Boston
05/2012    Bach Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich BWV 150—Adolphus Busch Hall, Cambridge
03/2012    Goodson Ormond’s Glory, Locke Descende caelo—St. John’s Bowdoin Street
08/2011    I Was Glad (sacred music of Purcell, Blow, Locke, Humfrey)—First Church in Cambridge
02/2011    Handel Birthday Celebration (arias and opera overture transcriptions)—St. John the Evangelist, Jamaica Plain
12/2010    Baroque Noël (Charpentier, Delalande, Couperin)—Christ Church, Cambridge

Ensembles

A Far Cry, Boston Camerata, Canto Armonico, The Goodson Consort (founder and director), Harvard Academic Festival Orchestra, Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Leeds Baroque Orchestra, Leeds Baroque Fringe (director), Lorelei Ensemble, Musical Offering (founding member), New England Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra

CHURCH MUSIC

2012–2013    Director of Music & Organist, St. Charles Borromeo Church, Waltham, MA

2010–2012    Organist & Assistant Choirmaster, Church of Our Saviour, Brookline, MA

2009–2010    Conductor & Organ Scholar, Cathedral Church of St. Anne, Leeds, UK

  • Director of the schola cantorum
  • Performances on BBC Radio 4
  • 5+ sung services per week

2009–2010    Music Consultant, Wood Hall Carmelite Monastery, Wetherby, UK

  • Developed and implemented chant pedagogy for the Novices of the community
  • Group voice lessons given

2009–2010    Interim Director of Music, St. Urban’s Church, Headingley, UK

  • Supervised and supported the revitalization of the long-defunct music program
  • Successfully recruited members and sustained enthusiasm for a new parish choir
  • Gave organ lessons to pianists who would ultimately assume leadership roles

2005–2009    Organist, Harvard College Catholic Chaplaincy, Cambridge, MA

2007–2008    Interim Organist, St. John Neumann Parish, East Freetown, MA

2007    Interim Director of Music, All Saints’ Church, Attleboro, MA

2000–2005    Organist & Children’s Choirmaster, St. John the Evangelist Church, Attleboro, MA

2002–2004    Organist, Wheaton College Catholic Chaplaincy, Norton, MA

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2011–    French Diction Coach, Brandywine Baroque, Wilmington, DE

  • Collaborated with Julianne Baird, Laurie Heimes, Tony Boutté, on a recording of the complete French biblical cantatas of Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

2010–2012    Personal Research Assistant to Dr. Erin Headley (University of Southampton, UK; Tragicomedia)

2008–    Freelance organ and harpsichord technician

2005–2009    Keeper of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum chamber organ

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Guild of Organists (Boston Chapter)
Boston Musicians’ Association (AMF Local 9-535)
Royal Musical Association (UK)
American Musicological Society
Early Music America
Society for Seventeenth-Century Music

COMMITTEES

2012–    Founder and Director, Ad Parnassum, Inc.
2012–    Treasurer, The Chennai Children Foundation, Inc.
2010–    Director of Alumni Development, Harvard Organ Society
2007–    Board of the Harvard Early Music Society (ex officio during Music Director tenure)

EXTENDED STUDIES

Masterclasses

William Christie, Arthur Haas, Ellen Hargis, Christopher Hogwood, Davitt Moroney, Nicholas McGegan, Robert Mealy, Rachel Podger, Christophe Roussett,  Stephen Stubbs, Judy Tarling, Jed Wentz

Training Programs

2008–2011    International Baroque Institute at Longy
2007–2008    Cambridge Early Music Programme, Cambridge, UK
2007–2009    Baroque Academy, Amherst Early Music Festival
2007    Accademia d’Amore, Pacific Music Works

AWARDS AND HONORS

2009–2010     Fulbright Scholar, granted by the US-UK Fulbright Commission for graduate studies
2009    Thomas T. Hoopes Prize, awarded by the Harvard Faculty of Arts for a top bachelor’s thesis
2008    Phi Beta Kappa Society, an honorary academic and literary society
2008     Harvard College Scholar, awarded by the Dean of Harvard College
2008     Alex G. Booth ’30 Fellow, granted by the Booth ’30 Foundation for harpsichord studies
2007     Harvard College Research Grant, granted by the Harvard Office for Undergraduate Research
2007    Detur Book Prize, awarded by the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
2007    Artist Development Fellow, granted by the Harvard Office for the Arts for harpsichord studies
2006, 2007    John Harvard Scholar, awarded by the Dean of Harvard College
2005    Pope St. Pius X Medal, awarded by the Bishop of Fall River, MA, for service to the diocese

LANGUAGES

Fluent in English and French
Expertise in Old, Middle, and Classical French pronunciation, grammar, and rhetoric
Conversant in Portuguese
Reading proficiency in Latin, Italian, Spanish, and German