Music

Matt graduated from West Virginia University in 2012 with a Bachelors in Music Education. He subsequently completed 1 year of a Masters Degree in Music Performance at Shenandoah University, studying Trombone and Euphonium. Since then, he has been an active performer in the greater Pittsburgh area and presently Salt Lake City.

Matt maintains a private studio where he teaches trombone, trumpet, tuba, and french horn in both classical and commercial settings including general brass technique, ensemble performance, and improvisation. He is currently the trombone instructor at the Wasatch Music Academy in Salt Lake City, UT.

Ensembles

Jazz:

  • Mon River Big Band - Morgantown, WV (Bass Trombone: 2011-2017)
  • Trinity Jazz Orchestra - Pittsburgh, PA (Lead Trombone: 2011-2012)
  • Night Star Jazz Orchestra - Salt Lake City, UT (3rd Trombone/Bass Trombone: 2018-Present
  • Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra - Salt Lake City, UT (3rd Trombone/Bass Trombone: 2017-Present)
  • Valley Jazz Ensemble - Salt Lake City, UT (Substitute Trombone 2018-Present)

Classical:

  • Utah Wind Symphony - Salt Lake City, UT (Substitute Trombone & Euphonium 2018-Present)