"I have had the good fortune of knowing and working with Matthew Hoormann in many educational and performance situations. Not only is his playing top-notch, but his interaction with students is superb. He gets his points across very effectively and with positive energy and enthusiasm."
- Scott Whitfield
A versatile and respected performer and educator, Matt Hoormann is a trombonist who is always pushing and stretching toward new and creative performance. 2019 saw the release of Hoormann's first album, Somniloquy.
A native of the St. Louis region, Matt received both a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of California Los Angeles, all in trombone performance.
In addition to being a regular faculty member of the Jim Widner Big Band Camps, some of the notable artists and ensembles Matt has had the opportunity to perform with are: the Boston Brass, The Rat Pack is Back touring show, the San Diego Symphony Pops Orchestra featuring Lou Rawls, Debbie Boone and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the Saint Louis Low Brass Collective featuring members of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Vinny Golia Large Ensemble, Daniel Rosenboom, Doc Severinsen, Louis Bellson, Pat Sheridan, Sam Pilafian, Mike Vax, Paul McKee, Bill Perkins, Kim Richmond, Clay Jenkins, Scott Whitfield, Jens Lindemann, Bill Reichenbach, Alex Iles, James Miller, Gary Hobbs, Stockton Helbing, and Allen Vizzutti. Performances have led Matt to much of the United States as well as parts of England and France.
At Lindenwood University, Dr. Hoormann serves as the co-administrator for the Music Business and Entrepreneurship program as well as the Jazz and Contemporary Music activities. Under his direction, the Lindenwood University Jazz Orchestra was the featured collegiate jazz ensemble at the 2017 Missouri Music Educator’s Conference. Dr. Hoormann also serves as the director for the Lindenwood University Lion Pride Marching Band, teaches Jazz History, History and Analysis of Jazz and Contemporary Music, Music Business I/II, Music Entrepreneurship, and Brass Methods, oversees Junior and Senior Recitals and Internships, and provides private instruction in trombone and euphonium.
Matt is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the Missouri Music Educators Association, the Missouri Association for Jazz Education, the International Trombone Association, the Jazz Education Network, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, and the American Federation of Musicians (Local 2-197).
Matt Hoormann is an Endorsing Artist for Conn Trombones and a Signature Artist for Warburton Mouthpieces.