Matt Falker

Location: Oceanside, CA

Matt Falker is currently on the faculty at Mira Costa College and Cal State Northridge, where he directs vocal jazz ensembles and teaches jazz piano and other related classes. His previous positions include the University of Southern California, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton College and Purdue Musical Organizations at Purdue University. He also taught at Hamilton High School Academy of Music (Los Angeles music) and directed Jazz Incorporated, the Academy’s award-winning vocal jazz ensemble. The ensemble received two consecutive Down Beat Magazine “DB” national awards for best high school vocal jazz ensemble. Mr. Falker also teaches private jazz piano and voice. A native of northern Michigan, Mr. Falker 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, he has served on the vocal jazz faculty for the IAJE Teacher Training Institute, and as the vocal jazz representative on the Southern California Vocal Association Executive Board. He has also been the guest conductor for both the All-State Collegiate Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the LAUSD Middle School Honors Chorus. Matt plays keyboards for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America. More information about Matt is available at

With Sound Music Publications Since: 2008

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