56: The Orchestral Dream is Dead w/ Matt Waters

Episode Synopsis

Matt Waters discusses the entrepreneurial approach instrumentalists are taking to succeed, and how the colleges that train them are not adequately preparing them.

About the Guest

watersAfter graduating with his Masters Degree in Trombone from UC Los Angeles, Matthew Waters has become a sought after clinician, educator, and freelance trombonist in Southern California. In addition to opening for The Rolling Stones at the Staples Center and performing on the hit TV series Glee, Matt works regularly at Sea World San Diego, the San Diego Zoo, and sits in the Bass Trombone chair for the La Jolla Symphony. Past teachers include James Miller, Bill Booth, and Jim Prindle on trombone, and Patrick Sheridan in brass pedagogy.

He has additionally performed with the San Diego Symphony and Placido Domingo, and can be seen on his website at

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