Matt Falker is on full-time faculty at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, CA, where he directs the Frequency vocal jazz program and teaches theory and piano classes. He has also joined the faculty at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach, teaching private jazz voice lessons. His previous faculty positions include the University of Southern California and Cal State Northridge. He is the founder and director of the Oceanside Jazz Festival, a non-competitive vocal jazz and big band festival hosted at MiraCosta College.
A native of northern Michigan, Matt received his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo in jazz piano and his graduate degree from the University of Southern California in jazz voice. An active performer and clinician internationally, his recent appearances as a guest clinician or performer include festivals in Washington, Oklahoma, Illinois, Alberta, Manitoba, Alabama, and California, including prominent events such as the Reno Jazz Festival and the 2015 ACDA National Convention.
Matt’s solo CD ‘Playpen’ featuring his singing, playing, and writing and the True North CD ‘Voyage’ are both available for download on CD Baby and iTunes.
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