Colorado Springs, CO
BM — Performance; Pre-Med track
Matthew is in the studio of Mr. Michael Barta.
My dream job is to be a doctor.
Music at SIU helps me return to my roots. Any time that classes or work start to over stress me, I know that I can find refuge in music and in a practice room.
I came to SIU because of the stellar professors in the music program and the opportunities in research for my pre-Med track. The number of opportunities that abound at this school, for every major, serves to help any student reach their goals.
I will always be playing the violin. Even when I'm a practicing doctor I will find opportunities to make music.
An interesting fact about me is that I've been up Mt. Fuji, I've seen inside of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, and I really enjoy puppies.
Matthew is the 2016-2017 Presser Foundation Scholar.
"Do or do not, there is no try." - Yoda