Matthew Hernandez is a professional trumpet player and teacher out of West-Texas. He holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in Trumpet Performance from Valdosta State University and the University of Texas at El Paso. He now holds a private studio in Austin, Texas and freelances frequently.
He has performed in symphonies across the country such as the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, the Albany Symphony Orchestra in Georgia, and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Cuidad Juarez in Mexico. Matt has also performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference with Texas Tech University, the Texas Music Educators Association Conference with Texas Tech University and UTEP, and has recorded CD’s with the UTEP Wind Ensemble.
In the world of marching arts, Matthew has performed with the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps and with the World Champion Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps. He has been on brass staff with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps and is currently on the brass staff of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.
Matt is currently finishing his studies at Texas Tech University where he is working towards a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance. There has performed with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Lab Band, Trumpet Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra. His primary teachers have been Dr. Andrew Stetson, Dr. Jesse Cook, and Professor Nancy Taylor as well as additional studies with Richard Harris of the Houston Symphony and Peter Bond of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.