Matthew Nelson

Lighting Designer

Matt is in his third season as Musical Director of The Singing Co. of LaPorte. It is his goal to create a growing program that instills appreciation for all styles of music and a respect for the performing arts. Prior to organizing The Singing Co. of LaPorte, Matt served as Chorus Master of the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s Chorus for nine seasons. He also served as Director of Music Ministries and Education at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School in LaPorte.

He served as choir director for First Christian Church of LaPorte and Agape Christian Church. He has also served at Agape
Christian Church as a Worship Leader and Church Deacon. Matthew also shared his appreciation for educating children by
aiding Bethany Lutheran Church as Education Director and redesigned their Sunday School program to be geared towards a
kids’ style worship.

Matthew’s study and love of music was fostered by his parents at a young age by enrolling him in private study of both piano and vocal
performance. He carried that on through his education by studying Music Education and Piano Performance at Ball State University in
Muncie, Indiana. He pursued further studies at St. Joseph College in Rensselaer, Indiana through their Church Music and Liturgy
program.

Currently, Matthew is the lighting designer for the LCSO’s concerts held at the LaPorte Civic Auditorium. Matt resides in LaPorte with
his wife and three children.