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About Matt Erman

Matt Erman
Matt Erman
Music Teacher, Professional
Location: Rochester, NY
Speaks: English
Instructs: Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Education: BM Music Education, BA Jazz Studies, SUNY Fredonia 2021; MM Jazz Performance, Eastman School of Music 2023; New York State Initial Certificate, Music (K-12)
Performance Experience: Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Up2Somethin', The Gateswingers, ECMS Music Educators Jazz Ensemble, The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Eastman Jazz Lab Band – Section Leader, Fredonia New Jazz Ensemble – Section Leader, Fredonia Jazz Orchestra – Section Leader, Fredonia Jazz Saxophone Quintet, Fredonia Wind Symphony – Principal, Fredonia Concert Band, Fredonia Latin Jazz Ensemble – Section Leader, Fredonia All-College Band, Fredonia University Chorus
Teaching Experience: Full semester of Student Teaching (Gowanda CSD and Sherman CSD), 1 year of Substitute Teaching (Gowanda CSD and Fairport CSD) , 2 seasons of Internship (Eastern U.S. Music Camp), 1 year of Teaching Assistantship (Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester), I have worked with all age levels of students

Get to know Matt Erman

Matthew Erman is currently a second-year Masters student pursuing a degree in Jazz and Contemporary Media studying under Charles Pillow at the Eastman School of Music. Matthew attended The State University of New York at Fredonia where he studied both classical and jazz saxophone and completed degrees in Music Education and Jazz Studies. During his time at Fredonia, Matthew was a member of the Fredonia New Jazz Ensemble which received Downbeat magazine's Student Music Award for Outstanding Performance by a College Large Jazz Ensemble - Undergraduate College division, in 2019. He also won the Fredonia Jazz Society Student Jazz Competition in 2019. Matthew has had the opportunity to study with a number of teachers who have impacted him and his playing, they include Chris Hemingway, John Marshall, Bill Katz, Alec Dube, John Bacon Jr., Nick Weiser, Diane Hunger, Nick Childs, and Elliot Scozzaro. Some of his primary musical influences are Kenny Garrett, Dick Oatts, and Terrace Martin. Matthew keeps a regular performance schedule outside of his private lesson studio and can be seen playing at many venues around Rochester and the Western New York area.

Matt Erman teaches at:
3349 Monroe Ave Suite 8
Rochester, NY 14618
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