Matthew Hougland is a NYC based Teaching Artist, Actor, Singer, Music Director and Pianist with a passion for education and being a lifelong learner. He is currently on staff at the Professional Performing Arts School in Midtown Manhattan, NYU Steinhardt and now the NYC Voice Studio!
Matthew’s performance credits include Chicago (Theatre By the Sea, Peregrine Theatre Ensemble - Broadway World Award Winner), Sister Act, Amour, Life of the Party, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Boys from Syracuse, and A Catered Affair.
Before moving to NYC, Matthew was an award winning high-school choir director in Indianapolis, IN. Matthew performs regularly around the city at various venues and events and can be seen running on the streets of NYC training for the next marathon!
Where are you from? Indianapolis, IN
Where did you go to undergrad? B.M. Anderson University, M.M. NYU Steinhardt
What are your musical influences? Anything Musical Theatre or Pentatonix!
Go to karaoke song /guilty pleasure song? “You Raise Me Up” - Josh Groban
What’s your favorite part about teaching/coaching/doing your job? I enjoy the “A HA” moments (just like Oprah taught us) at the little things that make a huge difference!