Matthew W. Bean was a faculty member in the school of music and the vocal coordinator for the BFA program in music dance theatre at Brigham Young University. He holds a bachelor's degree in musical theatre from BYU in 1983, a master's degree in music from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctorate of Music in voice from Indiana University.
Bean has created innovative singing/acting training programs through musical classes and opera workshops held at the University of Utah, BYU and Indiana University. He also stages operas, coaches recitals, composes, and works extensively as a musical director. Bean currently works at Western Illinois University.