Tempe Winds - Tuba, Paradise Valley Community College Concert Band - Director
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Tuba player with Tempe Winds and Arizona Wind Symphony
B.A. Music Education - Montclair State University, M.A. Band Conducting - Sam Houston State University
Concert Band, High School Band
Saguaro High School - Scottsdale AZ (2012-16), North High School - Phoenix AZ (2007-2012), Mt. Olive High School - Flanders NJ (2002-2006)
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“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”
As an educator, ensembles under Matt’s direction have earned numerous recognitions from Gold Ratings to being named a Grammy Signature School. Numerous students in Matt’s programs were accepted into Regional and All-State Honor Ensembles, and several have pursued careers in various aspects of the music industry. The Paradise Valley Community College Concert Band was founded under his direction in 2015, and has grown significantly since that time.
Since starting playing the tuba in fourth grade, Matt has enjoyed an eclectic lifetime of performances. In 2001 and 2003 he toured with the New Jersey Ambassadors of Music in Europe, and was a featured soloist at concerts in England and France. While in New Jersey, Matt enjoyed playing tuba in the community. He was a part of the Imperial Brass (British Brass Band), Sussex County and Livingston Orchestras, and the Rockaway Township Community Band. Since relocating to Arizona, Matt has enjoyed playing with both the Arizona Wind Symphony and Tempe Winds, where he currently sits as Principal Tuba. During his career, Matt has played in concerts with numerous guest soloists and conductors with more to come in the future. In addition to playing tuba, Matt teaches students privately.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys hiking with his wife Jenn around the Southwest United States. He also specializes in baking cheesecake from a secret family recipe. Starting in 2016 Matt will be starting many new adventures in his post teaching life. Matt plays on a Besson 983 Eb Tuba.
Matt is very much looking forward to working for Music and Arts. He will be servicing the Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert, Florence, and San Tan Valley music programs.
Cell: (602) 327-7459
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