Downers Grove 
Choral Society

Matthew Gemmill, Accompanist

Matthew Gemmill enjoys a varied career throughout Chicago as a pianist, accompanist, and vocal coach. He serves as adjunct faculty at the Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where he coaches singers and opera, and Wheaton College, where he teaches accompanying and vocal coaching. He is also faculty at the Up North Vocal Institute in Boyne, Michigan. He has accompanied recitals at the Tanglewood Music Festival, where he was twice a piano fellow, the Chicago Cultural Center and Fourth Presbyterian of Chicago. Also passionate about choral music, he currently serves as accompanist for the Young Naperville Singers and the Spirito! Singers of Elmhurst, Illinois. He has performed with choirs throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America.


Mr. Gemmill received a Master of Music in collaborative piano from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Wheaton College. His teachers include Martin Katz, Daniel Paul Horn, Katherine Collier, and Chiu-Ling Lin.