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Matthew
Hyland
Cook

Actor / Singer / Organist

Matthew Hyland Cook is a multi-faceted performer with experience in audiobook narration, opera, art song, musical theatre, choral singing, and church music.

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Biography

Matthew Hyland Cook is an actor, singer, and organist from the Washington, DC, area. He is a published audiobook narrator and has appeared in stage productions since 2006.

Matthew grew up singing in church choirs and acting in musical theatre productions. Upon admission to Pomona College in 2016, Matthew began singing with the Pomona College Choir and Glee Club, as well as the choir at Claremont United Methodist Church. He was a voice student of Holly Price-Ristuccia and Scott Lehmkuhl. In 2018, he studied abroad at the University of Melbourne in Australia, where he was cast in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music’s production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Camelites: He sang in the chorus and covered the role of the Jailer. In his last three semesters back at Pomona, Matthew gave three solo recitals and continued to sing in choirs. He graduated from Pomona in May 2020 with a major in music and a minor in economics.

In addition to singing, Matthew has been studying organ since 2015 and is a member of the American Guild of Organists. He has occasionally substituted for church services and weddings in California and Virginia. In February 2020, Matthew successfully completed the Guild’s Service Playing Certificate test.

Having returned to the DC area, Matthew is currently a voice student of Laurie Nelson. In May 2020, Matthew participated in Opera Steamboat’s Real-Life Opera Program virtually, which gave him the opportunity to work with Daniel Belcher and Mark Trawka. In July 2020, he began voice over coaching with Karen-Eileen Gordon, and joined the VO Heroes program in September. In addition, he is a student of the John Rosenfeld Studio.

Videos

For more, please visit my YouTube channel.

Allerseelen
 by Richard Strauss

"Aprite un po' quegli occhi"
Le nozze di Figaro by W.A. Mozart

"Blah, Blah, Blah"
by George Gershwin

Automne
by Gabriel Fauré

Videos

Trivia Over Tea

Every Wednesday join host Matthew Cook and his trusty scorekeeper, Carter Zenke, as their friends go head-to-head in an epic (but friendly) trivia battle over a good cup of tea. Navigating questions about history, sports, music, geography, and much more, the contestants compete for the ultimate prize: a teabag.

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Trivia Over Tea

Audiobooks

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How to Kill a Dragon - Heir of Dragons Book 1

Matthew’s newest audiobook is now available on Audible!

Audiobooks
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