Originally from Texas Matthew Flores is a second-year graduate student at Ithaca College under the direction of Hal Reynolds. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas State University in Music Performance working under the direction of Martin McCain. With over ten years of playing Matthew has participated in music festivals and concerts around the country and even overseas. A few of these include the Southeast Trombone Symposium (STS) in Columbus Georgia, Complete Trombone Workshop in Champaign, Illinois, and The Interharmony Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy.  Matthew’s primary instrument is the trombone but is well versed in teaching all instruments of the brass family including trumpet and French horn.