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Matthew Schuler survives and advances in The Voice

11/27/2013 09:32:00 AM
Tom Karst

Tom KarstMatthew Schuler survives and advances in The Voice! Though he needed a “save,”  Schuler is one of just six finalists on the NBC hit show.

Schuler is son of Produce for Better Health Foundation employee Don Schuler, five-year employee and now part of the development team for PBH. Son Matthew began competing in The Voice during February; the winner of the contest will be announced in mid-December.

Matthew, who had been attending West Chester State University in Pennsylvania before becoming a contestant on The Voice, competed in an audition in February at Madison Square Garden,and was one of three selected out of 9,000 vying for a spot on the show, Don Schuler told me. Nationwide, there are more than 40,000 have attempted to be a part of the show this year, he said.

The whole PBH office is excited for Schuler’s success and many have become fans of the show, said Elizabeth Pivonka, president and chief executive officer of the Hockessin, Del.-based PBH. “He is doing a phenomenal job,” she said. Pivonka said she has joked with Don about asking Matthew to wear a “More Matters” shirt during his performance.

Schuler said his son has heard from many fans on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media about his performances. Apart from many in the U.S., people from China, Brazil, Poland, Asia and many other countries have expressed their support for his music.

The Schuler family is singing family, with Schuler’s wife, oldest son and daughter all vocalists.

“And I sing a little,” Schuler said modestly.

As for Matthew, Don said his son as been singing since he was just three years old and has never backed away from the spotlight. Schuler said his son also wants to serve people and live out his Christian faith; while at college, Matthew Schuler participates in a Christian’s group’s service to at-risk youth.

Don Schuler said that he has enjoyed the attention his son is getting, including the support he gets from others in the PBH office. “It touches your heart,” he said.

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