- B.M. Performance (Percussion), Biola University
Percussion Ensemble Director
Matt Ordaz began studying music at an early age and went on to earn many awards in piano performance and composition; he has three published children’s pieces for piano through Willis/Hal Leonard. While earning his bachelor’s degree in percussion performance from Biola University’s Conservatory of Music, Matt served as the principal percussionist/drummer in various orchestral and jazz ensembles, and was requested by the Conservatory to record a solo album entitled, Marimba Expressions.
Matt has studied with Cliff Hulling, Brent Kuszyk, Ken McGrath, and Alex Acuna. Currently, Matt is the percussion ensemble director at Biola University, teaches music at local middle and high schools, and teaches drums and percussion privately through his home studio. Matt is actively pursuing a master’s degree in percussion performance from California State University, Fullerton and continues to work as a freelance musician in both classical and commercial settings throughout Southern California.