MATTHEW SCHEFFELMAN performs around the world as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. After studying at the Aspen Music Festival, Mr. Scheffelman continued his studies at the State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase Conservatory of Music. While in New York Matthew won the New York Times Concerto Competition (1995) and performed the R. Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1 with the New York Youth Symphony at the Isaac Stern Hall of Carnegie Hall.
As a professional horn player in the New York City area, Matthew performed with several orchestras, ballet groups, modern music ensembles, big bands and chamber ensembles. Matthew is dedicated to modern music and has performed and recorded with many different ensembles committed to music of our time. Matthew recorded 4 CDs on Mode Records and Asphodel Records. From 1997 until 2001, Matthew held the position of solo horn and section leader with the National Symphony of the Dominican Republic, a 100 year old orchestra made up of world class musicians from around the globe. Recently, Matthew has been appointed Principal Horn of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and he is First Horn of the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. He was Principal Horn of the Mid-Summer Mozart Festival (SF) from 2002-2004, has performed as substitute with the Colorado and Milwaukee Symphonies, toured with the National Broadway Tour of Little Women, the Musical, and has performed on a number of recent shows in the Denver area. Matthew is an expert mountain biker and 7 handicap golfer. Some of his other abstract interests include Modern music, experimental brain wave/electronic media, soundscapes, production and multimedia art.
Matthew has taught for the National Conservatory of Music in the Dominican Republic. He has also coached and taught for the Chicago Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Denver Young Artists Orchestra and is currently Assistant Professor Of Horn at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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