Mr. Jeffrey Mathews
Camp Accompanist, Theater/Drama Electives
Mr. Jeffrey Mathews is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC with a certificate in Musical Theater Performance. During the day, Jeffrey works as a Children's Library Clerk, leading story times and creating programs and activities for children ages 0-12. In the evening, Jeffrey can be found collaborating with a number of local high school drama programs directing, music directing, choreographing, and playing in pit orchestras. He previously ran the drama program at Notre Dame High School in Elmira from 2012-2018, as well as co-directed a youth drama program called the Young Actors' Workshop, which taught theatrical fundamentals in acting, singing, dancing, and audition preparation. Outside of his day job and teaching endeavors, Jeffrey works with his close friend, Jordan Louis Fischer, writing and composing original musicals. Their first show, Dirty Laundry, was published by Pioneer Drama and is currently available for licensing through the Pioneer Drama website. Fischer and Mathews have had the pleasure of premiering a number of their full-length musicals in Elmira, including Natalie: A New Musical and The Mysterious Murder of Angston Levi III. Most recently, they had the great privilege of being accepted into the New York Theater Festival's "Winterfest", where they were able to premier a short musical in New York City.
Jeffrey joined the Bristol Hills family in the summer 2011 as the Drama Elective Instructor and Camp Accompanist, playing for various ensembles and vocal techniques classes.