Matt Rippere, CMVT, has performed as a Bass/Baritone and Bassoonist with several professional orchestras and choirs throughout the Southeast, and has shared performances with such artists as Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, William Warfield, Denyce Graves, and Doc Severinsen.
After receiving his Bachelor of Music Education degree from The University of Southern Mississippi, Matt began a vocal apprenticeship with Robert Mesrobian, an 8-year student of David Blair McClosky. In 2002, he completed his Master of Opera Performance degree from The Boston Conservatory. His opera roles include Dr. Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro, Nardo in La finta giardiniera, Prince Ipparco in Cavalli’s L’Egisto, Grandpa Moss in Copland’s The Tender Land, Robert Rauschenberg in Scott Wheeler’s The Construction of Boston, and the title role in Thomas Pasatieri’s Signor Deluso.
During his time in New England, Matt has appeared with the Boston Lyric Opera, Commonwealth Opera, the Carolina Chamber Chorale, and Novi Cantori. He has also been featured as a soloist with the Arcadia Players, the South Hadley Chorale, Newton Choral Society, The Commonwealth Chorale, and the Westfield State University Festival Chorus. In addition to being an active performer and teacher in Central Massachusetts, Matt served as a member of the voice faculty at Westfield State University from 2005 to 2016.
Mr. Rippere has completed certification from the McClosky Institute of Voice as a Certified McClosky Voice Technician, and he is currently the only CMVT in the state of Virginia. Matt is a member of the voice faculty at the Levine School of Music, and he continues to teach and perform in the greater Washington DC area.