Violin/Violist Matt Angel is a Southern California Native, born and raised in East Los Angeles. He is active not only as a performer but also as a teacher across Southern California of various programs in Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Gabriel, Yucaipa and Claremont.
For over a decade Matthew has worked building majority Chicano and Latino youth and community orchestras in underserved Los Angeles County communities. He has taught with various organizations including Esperanza Azteca, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), and The Harmony Project in both Los Angeles and Long Beach. He currently serves as the Orchestral Coordinator of the Heart of Los Angeles Intergenerational Orchestra and as the Strings Instructor of The Claremont USD Elementary Music Program. From 2008 to 2018 he served as a Teaching Artist at the Saturday Conservatory of Music in Pasadena.
A Wildwood Music Camp Alumni, he attended Los Angeles City College to further his music education and is working towards a degree in music education. He has studied under the private tutelage of violin/viola teachers Mickey Fruchter, and Tamsen Beseke.