Matthew Mehaffey is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Minnesota, where he conducts the University Singers and the Men’s Chorus, and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Conducting and Literature. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Mehaffey holds degrees from Bucknell University (B.M.), Westminster Choir College (M.M.), and the University of Arizona (D.M.A). Recent professional conducting engagements include work with Washington National Opera, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, VocalEssence, Minnesota Chorale, Air America Radio, and Turner Network Television. He is in frequent demand as a lecturer and guest conductor, and has published extensively with GIA Publications. Additionally, he is Artistic Director of the Oratorio Society of Minnesota and serves as Director of Music at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in St. Paul. An avid sports fan, he enjoys golf, baseball, and curling in his spare time. He lives with his wife Libby and their two daughters, Veda and Colette.