Director of Music Ministries


Matthew Valenti, Director of Music Ministries at Center Congregational Church, is an educator, performer, composer, arranger, and conductor from New Hartford Connecticut.  He was a graduate of Hartt College with a double degree in violin and voice. Matt has taught all disciplines and all grades in the public schools of New Britain and Torrington and has conducted orchestra, marching and concert band, jazz and Dixieland bands, and advanced and general chorus for 43 years In addition, Matt has been director of music for churches for over 40 years.

As you can see, Matt has committed his entire life to education and music ministry.

Matt was a student of the esteemed Moshe Paranov, Renato Bonacini, Joseph Iadone, and Vytautas Marijosius.  He performed in concert and took master classes with violinist Isaac Stern and performed in concert with composer Aaron Copland and Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.

Matt is director of our adult choir, The Center Faith Singers, and is also the director of our junior choir, The Celebration Choir.  If you are interested in joining one of these groups, please send an email to