Band Conductor, Interlochen Arts Academy; Instructor of Classical Saxophone, Interlochen Arts Academy; Instructor of Saxophone, Interlochen Arts Camp; Conductor, Interlochen Symphony Orchestra; Guest Director, World Youth Wind Symphony
D.M.A., Instrumental Conducting, University of Wisconsin; M.M., Instrumental Conducting, University of Wisconsin; B.M., Music Education, University of Colorado
Dr. Matthew Schlomer is the conductor of the Interlochen Arts Academy Band and teaches conducting and classical saxophone at Interlochen Arts Academy.
Schlomer has previously taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Luther College, Edgewood College, Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, and Sheboygan High School. He is resident conductor of the experimental percussion group Clocks in Motion and has served as a clinician around the Midwest. He is a strong advocate for integrating all the arts into music education and has led 14 arts exploration tours across the United States and Canada.
Schlomer holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting with a minor concentration in dance from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor of Music in Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a gold medal in saxophone from Bordeaux Regional Conservatory in France. While at UW-Madison he twice received the Richard Church Memorial Conducting Award.
Schlomer studied wind conducting with Scott Teeple and Allan McMurray, saxophone with Jean-Marie Londeix and Tom Myer, and dance with Kate Corby. Further conducting studies have been with Bob Reynolds, Craig Kirchhoff, Michael Haithcock, Mallory Thompson, Jerry Junkin, John Whitwell, Frank Wickes, and Glen Adsit.