Matthew Ordaz

B.M. Performance (Drums and Percussion) '14

Biola's gifted professors and loving community met me where I was at, helped to foster my growth, and inspired me to become the best musician I could be. Numerous ensembles and performance opportunities provided me with priceless experiences to work with many other musicians in different settings that prepared me for the professional world. After graduation I have been blessed to continue my relationship with the people I met at Biola (both faculty and students) who continually support me and show me what it means to truly trust God with my music career.

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  • B.M. Performance (Percussion), Biola University


  • Studio Artist, Biola University (January 2015-present)
  • Private Music Instruction for Drums, Percussion, Theory, Voice (June 2011-present)
  • Music Director, Family Resource Ministries (September 2013-present)
  • Choir Director, Family Resource Ministries (September 2011-present)
  • Drums / Percussion Freelance Performing and Recording Artist (July 2009-present)

Musical Theatre Performing

  • The Ahmanson Theatre, Substitute for Cinderella (2015)
  • Biola Youth Theatre, CATS (2015)

Awards and Scholarships

  • Outstanding Percussionist, Biola University (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Margaret Bascom Scholarship (2011)