Music Department Faculty:
Profile: Active as a composer and conductor, Matthew Svoboda also serves as Director of Music at Central Presbyterian Church in Eugene and Director of Operations/Choir Conductor for Oregon Festival Choirs and the Pacific International Children's Choir Festival.
He has served as Assistant Conductor of the Eugene Symphony Chorus (2003-2005) and as guest conductor for the Eugene Chamber Singers' 25th anniversary season (2004). In 2003, he was selected as a Participant Conductor for the Oregon Bach Festival Conducting Master
Class with Helmuth Rilling and in 2002 as a Conducting Fellow with the Auckland Philharmonia directed by Miguel Harth-Bedoya.
Svoboda earned master's degrees in Choral Conducting (2003) and Composition (2004) from the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, where he was awarded a graduate teaching fellowship in both departments and served as Assistant Conductor of the University
As a composer, Svoboda enjoys collaborations with instrumentalists, poets, and choreographers. He has written numerous compositions for various chamber ensembles, choirs, and dancers.