Introducing the 2019 Assistants to the Artistic Director
Matthew South - Tenor Section Leader
Matt South (tenor) will serve as the Tenor Section Leader for the 2014-2015 season.
Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from West Chester University in December
of 2011. While at West Chester, he studied voice with world renowned Baritone, Randall
Scarlata. As a tenor, Matt's repertoire has ranged from classical to modern. His
favorite language to sing in is German and his favorite composer to sing is W.A.
Mozart. Matt has performed such great opera roles as Belmonte in Mozart's The Abduction
from the Seraglio, Le Chavalier in Poulenc's Dialogue of the Carmelites, and The
Witch in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. He has performed in the musical theatre
medium and served as a vocal music director for over 12 years and is currently teaching
grades 6-8 at Charles Boehm Middle School, as well as conducting the 6th Grade Chorus
and the Young Men in Harmony ensemble.
David Kimock - Bass Section Leader
David Kimock, earned a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Mason Gross
School of the Arts at Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Westminster
Choir College. As a member of the world-renowned Westminster Choir, he has performed
at Carnegie Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and at Lincoln Center with the
New York Philharmonic. In 2015, he was the music director and chorus master for the
World Meeting of Families and Papal Masses held in Philadelphia. He has served on
the music faculty at the University of Delaware, Westminster Choir College, and Rutgers
University. Mr. Kimock is currently the Director of Music and Liturgy at Saint Andrew
Catholic Church in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Kate Haas - Soprano Section Leader
KATE HAAS (soprano section leader) is an elementary vocal music teacher in the Pennsbury
School District. Kate graduated from Pennsbury High School in 2003 and received
a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Cairn University in 2008. Beginning
the in fall of 2008, Kate taught both elementary general music as well as elementary
orchestra and string lessons in several elementary schools throughout the Pennsbury
School District. In 2011, Kate settled into her current role as the full-time music
teacher at Penn Valley Elementary School. Kate is also employed as the Kids Ministry
Director at Restoration Church in Levittown, PA.