Dr. Matthew Ward
Piano and Music Theory
Dr. Matt Ward is currently in his 5th year teaching at Carolina Forest High School. He teaches Piano, Musical Theatre and AP Music Theory. He is excited about the things that are happening in and around Carolina Forest High School. He is originally from Tabor City, NC and presently lives in Myrtle Beach. In high school Dr. Ward was a student of Mr. Wayne Canady. He studied piano with Mrs. Donna Sanders for 10 years.
He is a graduated of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance. He obtained his Master of Music from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and his Doctor of Musical Arts from West Virginia University. He completed his certification in K-12 Music at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and is currently working towards a 2nd Masters degree from the University of South Carolina in Educational Administration.
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
Dr. Ward has directed Harvey, Wit, And, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, and is currently working on Xanadu. He was fortunate enough to be able to direct I Never Saw Another Butterfly at the International Thespian Festival at the University of Nebraska in the summer of 2013. He hopes that through the screening of Xanadu that Carolina Forest High School will be represented again at the International Thespian Festival on the mainstage.