"Otto gave nicely controlled guidance"

"Matthew Otto gave nicely controlled guidance to these works."
-Michael Johnson,

March 29, 2013

"A fine job in shaping the sound"

"Associate conductor Matthew Otto did a fine job in shaping the sound from a select group of Mendelssohn Choir members."
-John Terauds, Musical Toronto

November 13, 2012

"Phrases undulated lyrically"

"Associate conductor Matthew Otto had better luck assembling the multitudes and establishing a beat in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Phrases undulated lyrically in the third movement and elements were aptly mixed. This was the interlude that provided us with the most focused collective singing of the evening."
-Arthur Kaptainis, National Post

May 24, 2012

"Secure authority throughout"

"Matthew Otto is near the end of the first year of his two-year stint as associate conductor and seems to have been given increasing responsibilities. The work is no breezy little trifle and he evinced secure authority throughout."
-Michael Johnson,

May 23, 2012

"The choir sang with discipline"

"TMC's new associate conductor, Matthew Otto, showed a real flare for choral work on the two songs. The choir sang with discipline and even tones."
-Paula Citron, Classical 96.3

November 9, 2011