Artistic Director

Tom Matrone

Dr. Thomas R. Matrone has been the Artistic Director for the Springfield Mid America Singers since September 2011. A graduate of Northwest College (B.A., Biblical Studies) and Drake University (Master of Music, Choral Conducting), and the University of South Carolina (D.M.A., Choral Conducting).

Matrone presently holds the position of Music Department chair and Director of Choral Studies at Evangel University where he conducts the University Chorale, the Men's Vocal Ensemble, the Women's Chamber Ensemble, and teaches Choral Conducting, Choral Materials and Piano Improvisation for Worship.

Matrone has also been a minister of music for the past 40 years with the Assemblies of God Fellowship envisioning bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary worship formats in church music. Since 1996, Matrone has been on the Worship Arts Creative team at Central Assembly of God in Springfield, MO. 

In addition to his teaching and church staff responsibilities, Matrone is a Consultant to the National Leadership Resource Department of the Assemblies of God as a liaison to music pastors and district music directors throughout the United States. Matrone has been guest conductor and seminar speaker at the local level as well as nation and international platforms in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Asia, and Europe.


Dar Matrone

Darlene Matrone, the talented wife of Tom Matrone, is the accomplished accompanist for the Springfield Mid America Singers. With exceptional piano skills and musical expertise, she plays a crucial role in supporting and enhancing the choir's performances, contributing significantly to their musical excellence and enriching the experience for both members and audiences. Her seamless collaboration with the singers adds a beautiful and harmonious dimension to SMAS's captivating performances, creating a musical synergy that leaves a lasting impression on all who have the pleasure of listening.