Our Director

Mr. Matthew Flora

Mr. Matthew Flora

Mr. Flora returned to the Gilbert School District in 2013 after working at Higley HS from 2009-2013.  He started his teaching tenure at Desert Ridge HS and JHS in 2008.

Matthew is a native of Southwestern Ohio.  His parents are both retired music educators living in the same district in which they taught for over thirty years.  As for schooling, he attended The Ohio State University as a choral music education major before transferring to Northern Arizona University to complete his studies and fell in love with Arizona.  Matthew completed his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 2013.  He is also the choir director at Christ Church Anglican in Phoenix, Arizona.

His private voice teachers include Dr. Gregory Rike, Dr. Eric Tucker, and Dr. Ricardo Pereira.  His choral influences are Mr. James Gallagher, Dr. Edith Copley, Dr. Gary Weidenaar, Dr. Ryan Holder, Mr. Paul Mayhew, Mr. Julian Reed, Mr. John Pollman, Dr. Andrew Last, Mr. Frank Sargent, Mr. Bartlett Evans, and Mrs. Carol Flora.

Matthew’s performance experience includes ensembles at The Ohio State University (tOSU Men’s Glee Club and tOSU Symphonic Choir), Northern Arizona University (Vocal Jazz, Men’s Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Shrine of the Ages Choir), and six seasons as a chorister with the Arizona Opera.

Apart from teaching, Matthew enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Elizabeth, and their senior Persian kitty cat, Pappo.  He also enjoys watching movies, reading, listening to music, playing PS4, and following his Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Reds.

Information:

Matthew Flora, Choir Director
Campo Verde High School
480-545-3100 extension 2323
480-545-3111 – fax
matthew.flora@gilbertschools.net
Twitter: @MrFloCV

Mr. Flora’s Daily Schedule:

 1st hour: Prep/Office hours
 2nd hour: Women’s Chorale
 3rd hour: Men’s Chorale
 4th hour: Advanced Chorale
 5th hour: Lunch/Dept. Chair Meetings/Advisory Period
 6th hour: Concert Choir
 7th hour: Advanced Vocal Ensemble

Please contact Mr. Flora to schedule an appointment, as office hours are by appointment only.
Advisory Period is every Monday and Wednesday for the second half of lunch.