Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Matthew Carey

Assistant Professor of Vocal Studies


  • M.C.D. in Communication Disorders, Arkansas State University
  • M.M. in Vocal Performance, University of Michigan
  • B.M. in Vocal Performance, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music

Teaching Specialties

  • Applied Voice
  • Diction for Singers
  • Vocal Pedagogy

Courses Taught

  • Applied Voice
  • Diction for Singers, I, II
  • Vocal Pedagogy

Research Interests

  • The Prevalence of Voice Disorders, Language Disorders and Articulation Disorders among amateur and professional singers.
  • A Pilot Study:  The effectiveness of combining isometric-isotonic voice exercises with dynamic equilibrium singing exercises on the vocal efficiency of young singers
  • The Singer’s Preventative Maintenance Program


  • National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


Matt has been a member of the voice faculty at ASU since 1997. He has been the music director and conductor for the ASU Theater Department's Musical and has co-hosted the College of Fine Arts radio program "Spotlight on the Arts" on public radio NPR affiliate KASU 91.9 FM.    Matt has sung with opera companies throughout the United States as well as Germany, and his leading roles include Guglielmo, Valentin, Figaro in Barbiere di Seviglia, Alfonso in La Favorita, Heerufer in Lohengrin,  Lescaut in Manon, Marcello in La Bohème, Ford in Falstaff, Silvio in I Pagliacci   and Don Giovanni. Matt has performed with the symphony orchestras of Hamburg, Kotka (Finland), Santa Barbara, the NDR Orchester of Bremen, the Delta Symphony Orchestra and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted Vocal Master Classes throughout the state of Arkansas and along with his colleagues Marika Kyriakos, Sandra Seay and Bethania Baray, he conducts a weekly Studio Class open to all voice students. He is a regular adjudicator at State and Regional NATS competitions and his students frequently reach the Finals. For the last 9 years, Matt has been a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, specializing in Singing Voice Therapy- the habilitation of the injured singing voice. Future activities include regional presentations of The Singer’s Preventative Maintenance Program and additional research on the singing voice, as well as guest artist recitals.