Academy of the ArtsBorn in Birmingham, Alabama, Matthew Wilson was named a winner in the 19th International Chopin Festival in Mazovia, Poland. He is an alum of the Aspen Music Festival and School as well as the International Keyboard Institute and Festival held at Mannes College of Music in New York City. He has served on the faculty of Samford University’s Piano and Chamber Music Institute and the Huntingdon College Piano Academy. Matthew has also served as vocal coach and accompanist for the University of Alabama’s Opera Theatre department. Matthew completed his Bachelor of Music degree at Florida State University, his Master of Music degree at Samford University and is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Alabama. Matthew is happy to join the Samford Academy of the Arts.