B.M. - SUNY Potsdam
M.M. Candidate - Northwestern University
Matthew is excited to be returning to The Cadets brass faculty this year! A native of Buffalo, New York, Matthew earned a dual Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.
During his undergraduate studies, Matthew performed and recorded with the Crane Symphony Orchestra and the Crane Wind Ensemble, as well as with members of both the New York Philharmonic and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestras. He has played under notable conductors including Duiane Wolf, JoAnn Falleta, Gary Green, and Jerry Junkin and made his Carnegie Hall and Tanglewood Music Institute performance debuts in 2016. Matthew has performed in trombone masterclasses for Joseph Alessi, Nitzan Haroz, Larry Zalkind, and George Curran as well as conducting masterclasses for Michael Haithcock, Russel Mikkelson, and Richard Floyd.
Active in the marching arts community, Matthew performed with both the Blue Stars and Bluecoats in Drum Corps International. In 2016, he performed in the Bluecoats groundbreaking production of ‘Down Side Up’, the organization's first ever DCI World Championship show. Matthew has taught, designed, and consulted with numerous high school marching programs in New York State, most notably overseeing the visual marching programs of the two-time state champion Lancaster High School Marching Legends and six-time state champion Orchard Park High School Quaker Marching Band.
Matthew proudly holds the rank of Eagle Scout and was also awarded the Dr. William D. Revelli National Scholarship for Music Education in recognition for his work as a music educator. His principal teachers include Mallory Thompson, Michael Mulcahy, Timothy Smith, Don Carducci, Mark Hartman, Brian Doyle, Emmett O’Leary, Richard Myers, Richard Goss, Jacob Seymour, Gary Lee, Sarah Meredith, Curt Chase, and Dave Moore.
Now residing in Evanston, Illinois, Matthew is a Graduate Assistant at Northwestern University pursuing a masters in Trombone Performance under a studio faculty led by Michael Mulcahy, as well as studying advanced wind conducting coursework under Mallory Thompson. At Northwestern, Matthew performs with the Trombone Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, as well as the internationally renowned Northwestern Symphonic Wind Ensemble.