Matthew Christopher Shepard
Conductor / Artistic Director
Matthew Christopher Shepard, a Kansas City native, is founder and artistic director of Te Deum. In addition, Mr. Shepard holds positions as Associate Director of Music at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Director of Temple Beth Or’s Holy Days Choir in Raleigh, North Carolina, maintains a private voice studio, and has guest conducted college choirs from William Jewell, Benedictine, Baker University and Kansas University, the Trinity Chamber Artists, the Kansas City Civic Orchestra, the Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City, and the Kansas City Baroque Consortium. From 2010-2016, Mr. Shepard held the position of Music Director for the Atchison-Benedictine College Orchestra.
Beginning his musical studies in woodwinds and voice, Mr. Shepard holds an undergraduate degree from William Jewell College and two master’s degrees in music from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. In 2009, Mr. Shepard was awarded a fellowship to study at the Conductors Institute at Bard Conservatory with Maestros Harold Farberman and Leon Botstein.