Matso Limtiaco (b. 1963) majored in Music Education as an undergraduate. After a brief period teaching
public school music, he earned his MA in music theory/composition at Washington State University in
1990. He spent six years teaching music at all levels from junior high band to university jazz ensembles,
arranging music for his own groups and for a variety of local performers.
Although he no longer teaches music full-time, Matso continues to be active as a freelance composer,
arranger, and performer in the Seattle area. His baritone saxophone work has anchored the Emerald City
Jazz Orchestra saxophone section since 1994, and the band's two recordings (“Alive and Swinging” and
“Come Rain or Come Shine”) feature his charts