The Music Department of Evangel University has consistently demonstrated musical excellence and diversity in music education, performance, and worship arts ministry. This tradition without exception has reached new levels of impact and influence in the local community and around the world. Partnership and collaboration with the Department of Music are of the utmost importance, providing a stepping-stone into the newest chapter of excellence in education at EU.
Title: Music Department Chair
Office: The Barnett Fine Arts Building
Professional Information: Tom Matrone serves as Evangel’s Music Department chairperson and the director of choral activities. Matrone is a graduate of Northwest College and earned his Master of Music degree from Drake University. He is currently ABD at the University of South Carolina in the DMA program. Also, Matrone serves as artistic director of the Springfield Mid-America Singers and consultant to Influence Music of the Assemblies of God.
Job Responsibilities: •Director of Choral Activities •Former Director of Church Music Studies •Leadership Mentor for Chapel Worship •Conductor of Evangel University Chorale •Conductor of Evangel University Women’s Chamber Ensemble •Implementation Task Force of B.M. Worship Leadership Degree
Org Memberships: General Council of the Assemblies of God (Licensed Minister) ACDA - American Choral Directors Association MTNA - Music Teachers National Association NAFME – National Association for Music Educators Pi Kappa Lambda MMEA – Missouri Music Educators Association
Courses Taught: - Basic Conducting - Choral Conducting - Worship Leadership - Church Music History and Practices - Improvisational Piano - Hymnology - Creative Arts Administration - EU Chorus - EU Chorale -EU Women's Chamber Ensemble
Publications: •Fromm, C. (July/August 2011). “His Gift – Our Artistic Expression.” Worship Leader Magazine. (p. 90). San Juan Capistrano, CA. •Matrone, T. (2006–2008) Editor. Forte Magazine. Springfield, MO. (Monthly periodical) •McDonald, T. (2003) Cultivating Balance in Church Music.” Empowered Worship, A Practical Guide for Pastors and Music Leadership (chapter 18) Gospel Publishing House, Springfield, MO. Online Publications: • http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200301/200301_108_worship_choir.cfm • http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/201104/201104_EJO_respond_God.cfm • http://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/frame.php?i=39626&p=50&pn=&ver=swf