Described as "refreshing and exuberant" by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, conductor Matthew Scinto currently serves as Founder and Conductor of the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra and the Music Director for the Civic Orchestra of New Haven (CT). He has twice studied conducting at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center, was recently finalist for the Assistant Conductor of the San Antonio Symphony, and also currently serves as a cover conductor for the Portland (ME) Symphony. He received his Doctor of Musical Art's degree from Boston University, where he twice received the Conducting Department Award for Excellence in Conducting.
Matthew has worked with conductors Bramwell Tovey, Ken-David Masur, Stefan Asbury, Diane Wittry, Daniel Hege, Marin Alsop, David Effron, and Markand Thakar. He has conducted such orchestras as the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Symphoria, the Civic Orchestra of New Haven, the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra, the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras, the Miami Music Festival Orchestra, the Syracuse University Symphony, and the Boston University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.
He previously graduated from Syracuse University (MM, 2014 & BM, 2012) where he studied conducting and viola. At Syracuse, he was awarded the Certificate in University Teaching, the Setnor School of Music Faculty Award (recognizing the student who made the greatest contribution to School of Music), the Setnor School of Music Irene Crooker award for musical excellence, and the Simeon Popov Memorial Orchestra Award.