Matthew Storie is a jazz and classical saxophonist, instructor, and bandleader residing in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. He is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign- Urbana where he received a MM in Jazz Performance. Before moving to Illinois he attended Furman University where he received a degree in Saxophone Performance. Currently, he is completing his doctoral work in Jazz Performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Matthew's teachers have included Chip McNeill, Debra Richtmeyer, Tito Carillo, Matt Olson, Les Hicken, and Steve Watson. Matthew has had the opportunity to perform with jazz legends Brad Dutz, Jiggs Whigham, and Bob Moses as well as some of Central Illinois' and Upstate South Carolina's top jazz players and jazz ensembles including the Iron Post Jazz Orchestra, Greenville Jazz Collective and Asheville Jazz Orchestra. He can be heard on the recently released album "Liminality: Live At Smith 25" with the Jesús Fuentes Quartet as well as his soon to be released album "Stepping Up", recorded with his quintet Simply This Quintet.
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
Candidate for DMA, Jazz Performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MM, Jazz Performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BM, Music Performance at Furman University
Two years of collegiate teaching experience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
instructing both jazz and classical saxophone.
Eight years of private studio teaching, instructing both jazz and classical saxophone.