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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 is the Concertmaster of the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra. He is also the Musical Director of the Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra. Matt played 1st violin in the Vancouver Symphony for 12 seasons and has performed violin solos with several orchestras 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 in 2002.  His vast musical experience and versatility expands to directing the Vancouver String Camp in the Summer.

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