Matthew Greer is Director of Music and Worship Ministries at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, where he directs several choirs and oversees a comprehensive music program. He also serves as Artistic Director for Quintessence: Choral Artists of the Southwest. At St. John’s, he founded the highly successful “Music at St. John’s” concert series, and “Thursday Evening Musicales,” an annual series of benefit concerts for Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless. In recent years, he has conducted performances of Mozart’s Requiem, Duruflé’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Karl Jenkins’s The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. In addition, Greer has lectured on and conducted the music of Brahms, Bach, Copland, and Barber. In spring of 2012, he was among the recipients of Creative Albuquerque’s Bravos! Awards, honoring artistic innovation, entrepreneurship, and community impact. A native of Kansas City, Greer holds degrees in Music and Theology from Trinity University and Boston University. His teachers have included Ann Howard Jones, Daniel Moe, Jane Marshall, and Alice Parker.