Nexus Facilitators and Coaches
Meet some of the facilitators and coaches that you will be working with at Nexus 2023!
Nexus will be held at Northgate Studio in Bedford, MA from July 17th-21st, and the registration fee is $500. To apply, students must submit a video audition including a verse and chorus of a song of their choice and a part singing exercise, as well as an accompanying google form.
More audition information can be found here. If you have any questions please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Matt Goldstein (he/him) is an award-winning vocal arranger, circle singing facilitator, singer/songwriter, music director, and educator who is dedicated to building community through collaborative musical creation. Ever since graduating from Vassar College with a degree in Music & Drama, Matt has worked as a full-time music-maker: composing custom vocal arrangements, creating and leading innovative musical experiences, writing & performing original music, and teaching private lessons and group masterclasses in singing, arranging, vocal improvisation, and ensembleship.
He recently earned both awards for Best Professional Arrangement (Scholastic & Non-Scholastic) at the 2020 CARA awards (the a cappella GRAMMYS), and his arranging work has garnered him numerous awards at a cappella festivals such as the ICCA, BOSS, and SoJam. Matt has also worked with students at vocal events nationwide, including at the 2023 National A Cappella Convention (NACC) and as an instructor for A Cappella Academy. He has led vocal ensembles such as Hyannis Sound and The Vassar Devils to place at international vocal competitions, record multiple award-winning albums, and even to perform for President and First Lady Obama at the White House in 2015.
Most recently, he founded Gaia Music Collective, a NYC-based creative community that seeks to create spaces for people to connect and co-create through collective musical expression. The organization seeks to break down the barriers between performer & audience and facilitate experiences that allow singers to express themselves freely, create & collaborate with joy, and build community around shared passions. Matt is endlessly amazed by human beings and their ability to tap into the flowing currents of music that flow in and around us all, and he has dedicated his career to the study of this powerful magic.
Tim Bongiovanni is a Billboard charting, CARA Award Winning, A Cappella Professional of 17 years with productions and recordings placed on Voices Only, Sing, and BOCA. In 2005 and 2006 he was the music director for the Hyannis Sound. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, with degrees in Music Synthesis, and Contemporary Writing and Production.
Tim has worked with renowned musicians such as America's Got Talent finalists Sons of Seredip, Peter Hollens, Straight No Chaser, and many more.
Tim is the founder and owner of Northgate Studio in Bedford MA, where Nexus will be hosted. We are so excited to partner with Tim and his studio this summer!
Bio to come!
Bio to come!