Matt sings "An Die Ferne Geliebte" in a Masterclass with Susan Youens (starts at minute 7:00)
Highlight Reel of Matt as Frank Maurrant in Street Scene
Matt Fallesen, lyric baritone, comes from a diverse background as an performer, educator, and entrepreneur. Specializing in American Opera, Music Theater, and contemporary classical concert works, Matt has earned rave reviews spanning the multiple genres. Ken Herman of San Diego Story wrote, “…his soothing, chocolate baritone confidently asserted itself.”
As a performer, Matt has been featured in various roles such as Sharpless in the World Premiere of Cio Cio San at the Hot Springs Music Festival; Mathurin in the US Premiere of Le mariage d’Antonio, Frank Maurrant in Street Scene, Melisso in Alcina, & Older Thompson in Glory Denied, all at UNT Opera; Adam Pontipee in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers with the Great Plains Theatre Festival; the Baritone Soloist for Orff's Carmina Burana with the Mira Costa Symphony; the Baritone Soloist for Handel Messiah, Duruflé Requiem, & Kirchner's Songs of Ascent with the San Diego Master Chorale; and, the Baritone Soloist for Bernstein's Chichester Psalms with the San Diego Symphony. Matt has also been a member of Christ the King Singers in University Park, TX, a solo performer in the country music show at Six Flags, and a worship leader for several church groups.
As an educator, Matt taught voice at Kansas State University, music history and philosophy at University of Phoenix, and was the Teaching Assistant for the Music Entrepreneurship program at University of North Texas, which is ranked among the top 15 music business schools in the nation by Billboard Magazine. Matt also has taught voice at The Colony High School where his students consistently earned “1” ratings at the Texas State solo competitions.
As an entrepreneur, Matt authored an eBook (entitled “The Art of Phone Sales”, available on the Amazon Kindle Store) and owned a successful insurance franchise & music teaching studio in California after earning his MBA in Global Business from University of Phoenix. Matt also has earned over 30 doctoral credits in Leadership and Organizational Management.
Matt studied voice and opera at Kansas State University, where he achieved his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees under the tutelage of Dale Ganz and Reginald Pittman and was featured as Sam in Trouble in Tahiti, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Tom/John in The Face on the Barroom Floor, Frank Maurrant in Street Scene, Escamillo in Carmen, Count Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music, and as the Baritone Soloist in Brahms Requiem. Other engagements include Valentin in Faust & Silvio in I Pagliacci at Black Hills Institute of the Arts, Baritone Soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the Flint Hills Masterworks Chorale, and Marco in Gianni Schicchi with Intermezzo Young Artists’ Program. Matt has over 20 credits toward the DMA in voice and opera at University of North Texas where he has studied with Dr. Stephen Austin.
Contact Matt for business consulting appointments, music teaching opportunities, & vocal performance bookings (specializing in opera, music theater, concert works, church music, gospel, jazz & country) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 951-764-9132.
With over 15 years of experience performing and teaching music professionally, standards are high, but Matt will tailor a program to meet you right where you are no matter your skill level or experience. Matt teaches classical vocal technique and specializes in audition/performance prep and sight reading/musicianship training. His students have won awards and top ratings in solo voice and music theater competitions at the high school and collegiate levels. Virtual lessons are available. Ask about sibling/family discounts!
As an experienced business owner and consultant, Matt can offer a unique and diverse perspective to enhance your business and increase efficiency. Approaching, analyzing and solving problems as an artist from a creative standpoint combined with traditional business planning creates a synergistic and opportunistic flow during his coaching sessions. Matt specializes in sales, marketing, leadership & management, phone skills training and developing insurance, financial services and arts related businesses.
Please call or email to schedule performance bookings, business consulting sessions & music lessons
Monday - Friday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: By appointment
Sunday: By appointment