Matthew Melore Performance Faculty: Classical Trombone

Trombonist Matt Melore, a native of New York City, has performed with a multitude of ensembles across the United States and in the U.K. An active freelance musician, Matt has performed with the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra for the Christmas Spectacular, Princeton Symphony, American Ballet Theater, Reading Symphony, Czech National Symphony, Riverside Symphony, New Jersey Festival Orchestra, Harlem Chamber Players, NY Opera Society, League of Composers Orchestra, Princeton Festival Orchestra, Bronx Opera, Brooklyn Symphony, NJ Philharmonic, and The DCINY Orchestra, among others. In addition to recording on the Broadway cast album for “The Prom” and performing on the TONY awards with “New York, New York”,  Matt has been an active sub on Broadway including shows such as: “Sweeney Todd”, “Wicked”, “Parade”, “Camelot”, “New York, New York”, “Funny Girl”, “Mr. Saturday Night”, “Company”, “Beetlejuice”, “King Kong”, “Mean Girls”, “Anastasia”, “Rocktopia”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Groundhog Day”, “It Shoulda Been You”, “On the 20th Century”, and “Newsies”. He has appeared on The Late Show with Steven Colbert as well as Late Night with Seth Meyers. Matt is also a frequent performer on alto trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, and tuba.

Matt has been a faculty member at Princeton University since 2021 as Lecturer of Classical Trombone. Previously, he taught at the Usdan Performing Arts Camp and Frank Sinatra High School in NYC.

An active chamber musician, Matt previously performed as a member of the Guidonian Hand Trombone Quartet, with performances at the “Bang On A Can” Festival and as guest artists at the Eastern Trombone Workshop. He was also a Finalist for the 2008 ITA Trombone Quartet Competition. Matt also performs with the Tilt Brass Ensemble and has performed with the Wet Ink Ensemble and Deviant Septet.

As a soloist, Matt was the winner of the Sidney Langston Brass Soloist Competition in London, U.K. in 2009 as well as a performer on NPR’s “From the Top”.

Matt received a B.M. from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with David Finlayson and attended the Aspen Music Festival, studying with Per Brevig. He earned his M.A. in London at The Royal Academy of Music, studying with Dudley Bright, Ian Bousfield, Mark Templeton, and Dennis Wick.


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