Matthew Swope serves as Director of the Handbell Choir and Assistant Director of the Knox Choir. He is a doctoral student in choral conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Previously, Matthew served as the Director of Choral Activities and Performing Arts Department Chair at Winter Park High School, on the voice faculty of Rollins College, and as the May Festival Choral Conducting Fellow.
Matthew received his M.M. in Voice Performance & Pedagogy and B.A. degrees in Music and Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. Ensembles under his direction have performed for the American Choral Directors Association, Florida Music Education Association, and National A Cappella Convention.