Matthew Emanuelson is a freelance bassoonist and teacher based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Matthew has performed with many DFW based ensembles including the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra, Red River Lyric Opera, and many more. An avid music educator, Matthew teaches private bassoon lessons in the Wylie, Garland, and Melissa ISDs and is also the Bassoon Instructor at Richland College. Matthew holds a Master’s Degree in Bassoon Performance from the University of North Texas where he studied under Kathleen Reynolds. During his time at UNT, Matthew was a member of the Concert Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, and the North Texas Wind Symphony. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he studied bassoon with Jason Worzbyt. While at IUP, Matthew was a member of the Symphony Orchestra, Chorale, Lignum Winds Quintet, the IUP Wind Ensemble, as well as various outside ensembles including the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra. Matthew can be heard on various commercial recordings with both the IUP Wind Ensemble and the North Texas Wind Symphony.