Front Ensemble Instructor, The Cadets
Matt Wyckoff is a percussionist and educator from New Jersey with a deep passion for classical, contemporary and marching percussion. While pursuing his Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance at Morehead State University, he works closely with Dr. Brian S. Mason and Dr. Matthew Geiger. At MSU, he teaches the marching band, private lessons and the percussion ensemble. Matt holds two Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Education and in Performance from West Chester University, where he studied with Dr. Chris Hanning, Dr. Marc Jacoby, Ralph Sorrentino, David Nelson, and Dr. Adam Silverman. Matt is a section percussionist for the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra based in Morehead, KY. Additionally, he has performed at the PMEA and KMEA conferences in Pennsylvania and Kentucky.
In the marching arts, Matt was a member of The Cadets, Cadets2 and United Percussion. He serves as the front ensemble coordinator at The Cadets, and has been a front ensemble instructor and coordinator for Cadets2 since 2015. Formerly, he taught Cadets Winter Percussion. Matt has taught and arranged for many high schools throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including Upper Darby High School.