Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Matthew Smallcomb
|Matthew Smallcomb, percussion, is an accomplished percussionist, educator, and studio musician, and is in demand in the New York City and Philadelphia areas. As a percussionist, Matt freelances with various regional orchestras in the tri-state area including the One World Symphony, Westfield Symphony, New Amsterdam Symphony, New York Repertory Orchestra, and the New England Symphonic Ensemble, performing at such venues as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall. Matt recently worked with conductors Johanne Faletta, Paul Nadler, David Hayes, Constantine Kitsopolous, and Bright Shang. Matt is also busy commissioning new percussion works with composers Seth Rozanoff and David Loeb, which he plans to record and release in the spring of 2006.
Matt currently tours and performs 200-plus concerts a year with Philadelphia groups: The Collective, and Dawn Chavous. Matt has studied percussion with teachers Bob Nowak, Marko Marcinko, Barry Centanni, Michael Werner, and James Preiss. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and a Master?s Degree in Music Performance from The Mannes College of Music in New York City. Matt serves on the percussion faculty for the Wilkes University Conservatory in Wilkes-Barre.
Musica Bella concerts: January 30, 2005; March 13, 2005; October 30, 2005; October 22, 2006