"Matthew is a talented musician and teacher. He is dedicated to his work and his students. Sometimes I wonder if he ever leaves the building, he is there so much! He has done a great job with the kids, and is respected by his colleagues for his contributions to the Garfield school community." Leslie Mobilio, Instructor at Garfield Board of Education
Matthew R. Goetz is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. He studied Trombone with Mark L. Lusk, conducting with Dennis Glocke, and Dr. Douglas Miller and orchestration with award winning composer Bruce Trinkley. Matthew was a performing member with the Penn State Trombone Choir, Symphonic Band and Outer Dimensions Jazz ensemble.
Matthew has been featured as a trombone soloist, conductor and arranger with the Penn Sate Trombone Choir as well as soloist at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Nescopack, PA.
Currently Matthew is the Band Director at Garfield High School in Garfield, NJ. A veteran teacher, Matthew has held teaching positions at all grade levels (K-12).
Matthew is a former Board of Trustees and founding member of the Penn State School of Music Affiliate Program Group. This group is a service organization for alumni of the Penn State School of Music. Matthew has performed with the Westwood Community Band, as a trombonist with several high school musical productions and he performs regularly with the Ridgewood Concert Band which has been noted as one of the finest community bands in the United States.
"Music education opens the doors that help children pass from school in the world around them, a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our Nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.'' - Gerald Ford, Former President of the United States of America