Matthew Curtis

 Name: Matthew Curtis
 Voice type: Tenor
 SFS Chorus member since: 2013
 

 Began singing: At age 7

 Musical inspirations: My first voice  teacher, Daniel Johnson-Wilmot

If I were not a professional singer, I might be a: business executive

Favorite composers: Britten, Mozart, and Bach

Favorite vocal works: Verdi, Requiem; Mozart, Die Zauberflöte; and Bach, Mass in B minor

When I’m not working, I enjoy: following Wisconsin's professional sports teams, playing tennis, trying local cuisine, and hiking

This season, I am really looking forward to: Britten's Peter Grimes and War Requiem, and Bach's Cantata No. 207a, Auf, schmetternde Töne der muntern Trompeten

On my CD player/iPod: Barbershop, and anything oldies.

What I like to do in the Bay Area: My wife Robynn and I grew up amidst harsh Wisconsin winters, so we really enjoy the weather here and all of the hiking opportunities there are, especially in Marin. We also love trying all of the different Mexican cuisine options in the Bay Area.

More about me: Last year, I started an online company called choraltracks.com, where I record rehearsal tracks for singers and choir directors, and demo recordings of new compositions for recordings. My library currently contains over 1,000 pieces of choral music!