Johnny C. Matlock was born and raised in Arkansas where he attended Harding University and graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Bible. In 1988, he received his Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music where he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant to Dr. Eph Ehly. He completed the Master of Arts in Religion degree in 1991 from Harding Graduate School of Theology in Memphis, Tennessee. During his 26 years as a music educator, Matlock has taught both at the high school (20 years) and middle level (8 years). He is currently choral director at Hays High School and Hays Middle School. His choirs have performed at the KMEA In-Service workshop at the middle and high school level. At HHS, Matlock enjoys directing Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Chorale and Full Chord Press, a male choir consisting of 6th through 12 grades. He is currently the director of the Hays First United Methodist Chancel Choir. He loves teaching music and life with his wife Sherri, daughter Jordan and new son-in law, Jay, and daughter Shelby.