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 recently performed as a member of the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra for the “Christmas Spectacular” show, which he has performed on for the past three years. Matt has also been a substitute on Tenor and Bass Trombone on the Broadway show “Newsies”, and currently subs on “On the 20th Century” and “It Shoulda Been You”. Other ensembles he has performed with in the New York City area include Symphony in C, New York Opera Society, Bronx Opera, Brooklyn Symphony, Garden State Philharmonic, New Jersey Philharmonic, Spectrum Symphony, One World Symphony, New York Repertory Orchestra, Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, Chappaqua Orchestra, Bergen Symphony, and Distinguished Concerts International Orchestra, among others, with performances at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, St. John The Divine Cathedral, Radio City Music Hall, the United Nations and Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Matt has also been active as a chamber musician, performing as a member of the Guidonian Hand Trombone Quartet at the “Bang On A Can” Festival and as guest artists at the Eastern Trombone Workshop. His Manhattan Trombone Quartet was selected as Finalists for the 2008 International Trombone Association Trombone Quartet Competition. Matt also performs with the Tilt Brass Ensemble and recently performed with the Wet Ink Ensemble. In the summer of 2012, Matt was the trombonist for the musical “Independents”, winner of “Best Overall Production” at the NYC Fringe Festival. He was also a trombonist in David Neumann’s Advanced Beginner Group production “Feedforward” at the Dance Theater Workshop in 2008. 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 National Public Radio’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.