Matt is from Manhattan, Illinois and is currently pursuing a degree in music business with an emphasis in percussion performance from Northern Illinois University. At NIU, Matt has been involved in musical ensembles such as Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Philharmonic Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble and the Marching Band. This past winter, Matt and the NIU percussion studio performed at PASIC. Starting WGI in 2012 with Green Thunder Percussion, Matt continued on to march 5 years of GTP and what is now known as Cavaliers Indoor Percussion. His DCI background involves Colts and Phantom Regiment. As for other performance outlets, Matt’s been an active snare drummer and bass drummer in the Stampede Drumlinefor the last six years. This past summer, the Stampede Drumline performed at Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.On the teaching side, Matt has had the honor to work with various high schools in the Chicagoland area as a Consultant/Battery technician such as Plainfield North, Lake Park and Maine West, Wheaton South, and most recently, the Lincoln Way Mega-band. Inaddition to adjudicating in the marching arts, he taught a middle school percussion ensemble at Mokena Middle school where he also taught private lessons.Recently, Matt served as a snare technician in Shadow Drum Corp. out of Oregon, Wisconsin.