Instrument/Department: Assistant Director of Philharmonia
Joined Hochstein faculty in: 2012
Matt Osika is a Rochester-based trumpeter, teacher, conductor and composer. Currently teaching instrumental music at Willink Middle School in Webster, NY, Matt performs regularly with the Penfield Symphony Orchestra, Cordancia Chamber Orchestra, and Eastman Community Music School Music Educators’ Wind Ensemble. In the Spring of 2014, Matt founded the Young Composers’ Collaboration Project with the Hochstein Youth Orchestra Program, where students create, refine, and premiere large orchestral works. In 2012, Ludwig Masters Publications released Matt’s chamber-ensemble orchestration of Percy Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy, which has been performed by the Eastman Wind Ensemble, members of the U.S. Navy Band, and the Ad Hoc Chamber Ensemble.
Matt attended the Eastman School of Music as a recipient of the prestigious Lois S. Rogers scholarship where he received a Bachelors’ Degree in Applied Music/Music Education (2008) and a Masters’ Degree in Music Education (2010). During that time, he performed alongside the Canadian Brass, served as tour manager for the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and served as Assistant Conductor of the Eastman Wind Orchestra. Trumpet teachers include James Thompson and Douglas Prosser; Conducting teachers include Mark Davis Scatterday and Brad Lubman.