Matthew Loyal Smith has performed as a tenor soloist with many prestigious ensembles including the Washington Chorus, the National Philharmonic, Washington Bach Consort, the Cathedral Choral Society, the Washington Concert Opera, the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia.
Matthew Loyal Smith
Matthew received the Carmel Bach Festivalís Adams Fellowship for performance and study of the music of Bach. A finalist in the San Francisco Opera Center auditions and a semifinalist in the Montreal International Musical Competition, his oratorio roles have included Handel's Messiah, all of Bach's major works and many cantatas, and Monteverdi's Vespers 1610. His operetta and operatic roles have included Mozart in Mozart and Salieri, Ludwig in Lost Childhood, Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, Baron Zsupŗn in Countess Maritza, The Prologue in The Turn of the Screw, Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, the Mayor in Albert Herring, and Torquemada in Líheure Espagnol. He was a resident artist with the Pine Mountain Music Festival, where he covered the role of Nemorino in Líelisir díamore.

Matthew has studied voice with Beverley Rinaldi and Christine Anderson while earning a B.M. in Voice from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a M.M. in Opera from Temple University. He has performed in the Metropolitan Opera Chorus, and is currently a member of the United States Army Chorus.