Matthew Burry

MBA Class of 2018


Matthew is a first-year MBA candidate with four years of successful experience building and and managing comprehensive performing arts organizations. The Connecticut native has served since 2013 as Executive Director of both the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and Connecticut Lyric Opera (the state’s largest opera company). He has also served since 2012 as Artistic Director of the Friends of Music at Emanuel (a regional chamber music series). A conservatory-trained pianist and classical guitarist, Matthew previously worked as a freelance musician, music teacher, and church music director.

Achievements/Awards:

GMAT score: 750/800
James H. Ellis ’55 Scholarship Fund award

Previous Employer(s):

Executive Director, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Executive Director, Connecticut Lyric Opera
Artistic Director, Friends of Music at Emanuel
Accounting Associate, Greater Hartford Arts Council

Undergraduate Institution/Major:

Hartt School, University of Hartford, BM in Music Theory
Barney School of Business, University of Hartford, Professional Certificate of Accounting

Clubs/Organizations:

Beta Alpha Psi, inducted 2013
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Hartford, 2013