Matt holds a Master's degree in Violin Performance from the University of Washington, and earned a Bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Puget Sound.  He teaches string orchestra full-time in the Evergreen School District in Vancouver, WA.  Matt currently plays first violin in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and is the Concertmaster of the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra. He is also the Musical Director of the Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra. Matt has performed violin solos with several orchestras and in the region, as well as performed as a guest solo violinist with many other artists. 

Matt has absorbed knowledge and influence from a multitude of musical styles & genres he studied and participated in.  He enjoys sharing music at numberous churches.  Matt led, as musical director and soloist, the Southwest Washington Chamber Orchestra on an amazing concert tour through Italy and Austria.  His vast musical experience and versatility expands to directing the Vancouver String Camp each Summer, performing at restaurants and engagement proposals.