Bachelor of Music, Music Education/Performance - SUNY Potsdam
Matthew is excited to be joining The Cadets staff 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, the Crane Wind Ensemble, as well as with members of both the New York Philharmonic and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestras. He has played under conductors including Duiane Wolf, JoAnn Falleta, Gary Green, and Jerry Junkin and made his Carnegie Hall and Tanglewood Music Institute performance debuts in 2016. He has performed in trombone masterclasses for Joseph Alessi, Nitzan Haroz, Larry Zalkind, and George Curran as well as in conducting masterclasses for Michael Haithcock, Russel Mikkelson, and Richard Floyd.
As a member of the marching arts, Matthew performed with both the Blue Stars and Bluecoats in Drum Corps International. Since aging out, he has taught, designed, and consulted high school marching programs in New York. 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 future music educator. His principal teachers have included Timothy Smith, Dr. Mark Hartman, Dr. Brian Doyle, Dr. Emmett O’Leary, Richard Myers, Richard Goss, Jacob Seymour, Gary Lee, Dr. Sarah Meredith, Curt Chase, and David Moore.
Matthew began his teaching career student teaching in the Orchard Park Central School District (Orchard Park, NY) working under his mentors Don Carducci, Cheri Pritchard, and Melissa Smith. Now residing in Evanston, Illinois, Matthew is currently a Graduate Assistant at Northwestern University - Bienen School of Music pursuing a masters in Trombone Performance studying under a studio faculty led by Michael Mulcahy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.