Matthew received his BA in Music Education from UCLA where he was the Drum Major of the UCLA Bruin Marching Band as well as a student conductor for the Symphonic Band. Some of Matthew's musical highlights include playing trumpet for the opening of the Rolling Stone's 50th & Counting Tour and the 24th season premiere of the Amazing Race. He is currently the President and Music Director of LA Chamber Music Company and South Bay Pit Orchestra. Additionally, Matthew has two master's degrees in theology and is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge in England. Matthew also is an adjunct professor at the Asia Graduate School of Theology, Nepal. He is also the Assistant Conductor for the South Bay Wind Ensemble and El Segundo Concert Band.