An active conductor and clarinetist, Matthew M. Marsit has led ensembles and performed as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Before joining the faculty of Cornell University as Assistant Director of Wind Ensembles and clarinet instructor, Matthew held conducting posts with the Drexel University Bands, the Chestnut Hill Orchestra, the Bucks County Youth Ensembles and the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. In his young career, he has served as a guest conductor and clinician at several institutions and for many festivals.
As a clarinetist, Matthew has played with ensembles ranging from the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia to the Fairmont Chamber Orchestra, and has made solo appearances with the Cornell University Jazz Ensemble, the Drexel University Symphony Orchestra, the Chestnut Hill Orchestra and at the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary.
A native of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, Matthew completed his undergraduate studies in music education with a concentration in clarinet performance at Temple University, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2003. He has studied clarinet with Anthony Gigliotti and Ronald Reuben and conducting with Luis Biava, Arthur Chodoroff, and Mark Davis Scatterday. In addition to his degree from Temple University, Matthew has continued to advance his study of conducting by working with such well-known teachers as Larry Rachleff and H. Robert Reynolds.