Director of Music and Worship
Now in his seventh year at Mount Vernon, Matthias has over 20 years of experience in sacred music, guitar performance, composition, and music education. Before coming to Mount Vernon, he served at several churches as a tenor soloist, classical guitarist, composer, and guest conductor.
He has studied classical guitar, vocal performance, composition, music technology, and music education at Berry College, Georgia State University, and at Westminster Choir College at Rider University—the latter of which is where he is completing a Master of Music in Sacred Music. In 2019 he was selected as a Conducting Fellow for the Atlanta Summer Conducting Institute.
He published his first book, Metal Guitar Method in 2012, and has also written articles for Guitar World Magazine and the Guitar Foundation of America’s quarterly journal, Soundboard.
As a classical guitarist, Matthias performs in Duo Catanza and also teaches guitar at Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, GA. He is endorsed by the German string maker, Hannabach. He’s performed around the country from outdoor festivals to intimate sacred concerts.