Matthew Black earned his degree in music education from Eastern Illinois University.
Matthew has had the privilege of teaching ensembles in the Drum Corps International, Bands of America, and Winter Guard International circuits such as Carmel, Ben Davis, Kennesaw Mountain, and Carrollton High School. He directed the Singapore Youth Band in 2015 and taught the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps from 2013-2015. Matthew is the Director of the Smith Walbridge Percussion Camp, and snare technician for Cavaliers Indoor Percussion. Matthew is currently the Percussion Director at Marian Catholic High School.
In his time away from teaching he enjoys audio engineering—mixing and mastering for a number of artists, as well as sample creation, voice-overs, and audio slicing for marching bands and winter guards.
Matthew proudly endorses Vic Firth.