Barnes - is a graduate of Stetson University with
a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. At Stetson, he immersed
himself in the Opera Workshop program where he played roles
in “Dido and Aeneas”, “The Coronation of Poppea”,
“Gianni Schicchi”, “Into the Woods”,
and scenes from “The Marriage of Figaro”. Committed
to developing our youth through the arts, Matt taught elementary
music in the Duval County Public School system for several years.
His heart for sacred music has led him to perform in church
productions across Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina,
Alabama and Florida. He "wowed" audiences
in the role of Singing Server at Bravo! Ristorante at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Jacksonville.