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Professional Trumpet Player Matthew Anklan of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Trumpet Player Matthew Anklan of Cincinnati, Ohio

Trumpet Player Matthew Anklan

Matthew Anklan performs on "Woman of the Dark" with Patrick Hession, Gary Winters and Greg Wing.

Professional Trumpet Player Matthew Anklan of Cincinnati, Ohio. is active in both the classical and jazz music worlds. Trumpet Player Matthew Anklan is a renowned trumpet performer, teacher, and industry professional residing in Cincinnati, Ohio. Matthew Anklan is a regular in the Cincinnati music scene, but has also performed and/or recorded with Frank Sinatra, Jr., Tito Puente, Jr., The Four Freshmen, The Columbus Jazz Orchestra, The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, The Richmond Symphony Orchestra, The Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, The Cincy Brass, Leroy Ellington and the E-Funk Band. Matthew also tours with Broadway shows, when time allows. His credits include the first national tour of Sister Act - A Divine Musical Comedy, Shrek the Musical, and Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Matthew has also played dozens of regional theater productions and with many more musical groups. Matthew Anklan holds teaching positions at both Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. In addition to teaching trumpet, he also teaches courses in music business, jazz pedagogy, jazz and pop music theory, and coaches various muscial ensembles.

Matthew Anklan earned his Master of Music, Jazz Studies at the College Conservatory of Music (CCM), University of Cincinnati. He also completed his Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies at CCM - University of Cincinnati, with additional studies at Morehead State University.

Matthew's approach to practicing and teaching the trumpet primarily comes from William Adam. Matthew has studied extensively with Gregory Wing, Mark Wilcox, and Scott Belck. Other prominent influences on Matthew's pedagogy come from Vincent DiMartino, Brad Goode, and Pat Harbison. Matthew believes in a strong playing foundation beginning with ones muscial tone quality.

Matthew teaches trumpet lessons at Mehas Music in Blue Ash, Ohio. and at his home studio located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Matthew also teaches trumpet lessons to registered students at The University of Dayton and Xavier University. Contact Matthew for more information on becoming a part of his trumpet studio and trumpet teaching schedule.

Says Matt, "Each trumpet student presents a different set of challenges, and has their own unique musical goals. No matter the style of music, the musical intent is always the goal. The basic production of a beautiful trumpet sound is the basis and foundation of everything; range, technique, flexibility, and so on. Through a thoughtfully arranged "daily routine" targeted at each trumpet student's unique needs, Matthew will guide the trumpet student to success. As always, it is up to the student to put in the hours needed each day to ensure continued musical growth."

After 53 years of being self taught, I recently took several trumpet lessons with Matt at his home studio as I now live in Cincinnati. Matt was very easy to work with, very knowledgable and gave me a wonderful daily routine to utilize for maintenaince. This included a great daily range exercise that I finish up with after the Bill Adams inspired routine is completed. - Russell Dixon

Says Matt, "For all my B-Flat trumpet needs I play a Powell Signature Trumpet with a 4 bell and M5 leadpipe. This Powell Signature Trumpet has been adjusted to me for response and comfort. This Powell Signature Trumpet blends perfectly in classical settings with other brands, and cuts extremely well in commercial settings.

A classic French - style flugelhorn. This beautiful playing flugelhorn features cutting edge design concepts that will make you rethink the possibilities of a flugelhorn. The tone is compact yet very full. The response is quick, and the intonation is spot on. Perfect for soloing, or section playing in any genre.

Bach 229/25A, Powell adjusted.

Yamaha 6810s

Matt Anklan is an Artist Clinician for Powell Signature Trumpets, and performs on Karl Hammond Design mouthpieces, Gary Radke mouthpieces and Pickett Brass mouthpieces.

Matt leads his own ensembles, a big band, a "jazztet," and a brass quintet. In addition to an active performance career, Matthew teaches Jazz Trumpet at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, and Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Matthew's trumpet students have the opportunity for a diverse educational experience that will prepare them to play or teach in any genre.

Matthew has had a number of his compositions featured in national advertising campaigns, and works actively in music production. As a studio recording artist, Matthew has performed tracks for ABC, NBC, PBS, ESPN, HGTV, and The Hallmark Channel, and frequently plays for major studios including Hal Leonard and Whirlwind Productions. Additionally, Matthew has recorded on numerous albums both nationally and abroad.

Anklan Musical Productions is also available for consultations on custom musical projects. Says matt, "Let's work together to help you realize your vision on time and on budget." A few of Matthew Anklan's past clients include The Wise Economist, The British Alpine Ski and Snowboard School, BMW, Discovering Arts Music Group, Global Healing Center, and many more.

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