MATT ALTMIRE received his BA and MM from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he studied with Mitchell Peters. While at UCLA, he performed regularly with the UCLA Philharmonia Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble.
A freelance percussionist in the Los Angeles area, he has performed with the Los Angeles Concert Orchestra, Swing Inc., and GLANK. Matt’s drum corps experience includes two years with the Anaheim Velvet Knights, and three years with the Santa Clara Vanguard. He has worked with the Velvet Knights, Pacific Crest, Colts, and Yamato Drum & Bugle Corps (Caption Head/Arranger).
In addition, he has been on the faculty of a number of notable high schools and colleges/universities, including Etiwanda High School, Thousand Oaks High School, Long Beach City College, Riverside Community College, and UCLA. Matt has taught various clinics across the U.S. and Japan, and is an active member of the Percussion Arts Society.
He currently holds teaching positions at William S. Hart High School, Diamond Bar High School, Santa Monica College and Mt. San Antonio College.