Born in Missouri, Matt Flanagan is a Chicago based freelance trombonist and teacher. He has performed throughout the Midwest as well as internationally in Italy where he participated in the 2017 Festival Suoni d'Abruzzo, an orchestral and chamber music festival. As a soloist, he was the winner of the 2016 Southeast Missouri State University Concerto and Aria Competition as well as runner-up in the Missouri MTNA Young Artist Brass Division Competition. In 2017 Matt was selected as principal trombone in the Missouri All-Collegiate Symphony Orchestra.
Matt is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where he studies with Reed Capshaw and Jay Friedman. He holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Trombone Performance from Southeast Missouri State University where he studied with Dr. Robert Conger.