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 Thomas High School and Willink Middle School in Webster, NY, Osika performs regularly with the Penfield Symphony and Cordancia Chamber Orchestras. In the Spring of 2014, Osika 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 Osika’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.
Osika attended the Eastman School of Music as a recipient of the prestigious Lois S. Rogers scholarship where he received the Bachelor Degree in Applied Music/Music Education (2008) and the Master 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 instructors include James Thompson and Douglas Prosser; Conducting instructors include Mark Davis Scatterday and Brad Lubman.