Matthew DePasquale - Conducting Apprentice

Matthew DePasquale, BCCO Conducting Apprentice

Matthew DePasquale has been an active member of the Bay Area music scene since 2008, while enrolled in the master’s degree program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. As a trumpet player, he has had the opportunity to perform with numerous Bay Area ensembles, including Santa Cruz Symphony, Oakland Ballet, BCCO, Merced Symphony, Symphony Napa Valley, Magik*Magik Orchestra, San Francisco Choral Society, and Silicon Valley Philharmonic, performing Haydn't Trumpet Concerto in E flat major.

He has also performed with several rock and indie artists, including Sting, Chicago, Third Eye Blind, Chris Botti, Evanescence, and the Mason Bates EDM/Classical ensemble Mercury Soul.

In addition to his freelance trumpet career, Matt serves as BCCO's conducting apprentice, assistant conductor of the Merced Symphony, and principal conductor of both Sven and the Masterful Majestic Orchestra and Joy Luck Music Chamber Orchestra.

As an educator, he teaches private trumpet and piano lessons in person and online to over twenty students weekly, and he coaches trumpet sectionals for several ensembles throughout the Bay Area.