Allow us to introduce ourselves! We’re the Midland, Michigan Center Stage Chorale.



The 100-voice Chorale performs a wide range of repertoire from the sacred and popular genres. Yearly performances include a Fall concert, a December holiday concert, a Spring concert, and other appearances, both singularly and with other choral ensembles. Rehearsals are September through April, Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m., at Midland Center for the Arts.


Membership is by audition to any qualified singer as positions become available. Open auditions typically take place in January and September. Email Matt Travis for openings.




Matt is currently Director of Choral and Orchestral Programs at Midland Center for the Arts where he conducts the Chorale, Camerata Singers and oversees the youth choirs and Midland Symphony Orchestra. Ensembles under Matt’s direction have performed with artists ranging from Dan Dickerson to the King’s Singers to Broadway artists such as Ryan VanDenBoom, Lexi Lawson, and Morgan Marcell.

Matt completed a Bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance at the University of Michigan, a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting at Penn State University and a Doctorate in Choral Conducting at The University of Connecticut, where his dissertation centered on Choral Function in Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Matt is founder and Artistic Director of The Mid-Michigan Singers and Mid-Michigan Voice Academy. An active conductor and student of music, Matt has participated in numerous summer programs, including the prestigious Oregon Bach Festival and Essentials of Orchestra Management through the League of American Orchestras. In January, Matt will participate in the Emerging Leadership Institute of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, one of just 32 young executives selected to the program. An avid runner and Detroit Tigers fan, Matt lives in Bay City with his wife Amanda, and daughter Beatrice.