- B.M., Pennsylvania State University
- M.M., Catholic University of America
Matthew Neff, B.M., Pennsylvania State University; M.M., Catholic University of America. Prof. Neff serves as Adjunct Professor of Trombone.
Studied with Mark Lusk, Matt Guilford. Prof. Neff is highly active as a performer, educator, and composer. He is currently Bass Trombonist with the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC, a position he has held since 1992.
A versatile musician, he has performed with the National Symphony and National Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as the Kennedy Center Ballet Orchestra. Other significant experiences include performances with several ‘off-broadway’ shows, various big-bands (Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd, Alan Baylock Orchestra, and the New Columbia Swing Orchestra), and studio recording.
An active clinician, Prof. Neff has conducted master classes at High Schools, Colleges, and Universities across the country. He has been recognized for his compositions and arrangements, many of which have been published.
Prof. Neff resides in Ashburn, VA with his wife, Tricia, and their four daughters.