Music Director, Matthew Buono

In September 2022, Matthew Buono became the 5th music director of Andover Choral Society since the organization was founded in 1929. 

An accomplished bass-baritone, Buono is a member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, performing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops. He has also performed with the Metropolitan Chorale in Brookline, the Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble in South Hadley, and the Vellichor Ensemble in Worcester. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Master of Music Education degree from Gordon College. Buono currently serves as Elementary Music Specialist in the Chelmsford Public Schools and has also directed choruses in the North Middlesex Regional School District and the Douglas Public Schools. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education and the Massachusetts Music Educators Association, where he has served in a variety of leadership roles.

Mr. Buono was selected from a group of impressive candidates for the music director position. During his rehearsal audition, Buono impressed the chorus with the passion and creative energy he brings to choral conducting. In accepting the position Mr. Buono said, “I’m looking forward to working with this talented and dedicated group of singers as we prepare to bring outstanding choral music to the Merrimack Valley.”