Matthew Anklan serves on the faculty of Miami University in Oxford, OH. Additionally, Matthew has a private trumpet studio in Mason, OH. With a strong focus on fundamental development, musicianship, and performance preparation, Matthew's students are always equipped for success in any setting.


Master Classes

A master class with Matthew Anklan is an interactive, informative and entertaining experience for players at any level. Matthew is an incredibly versatile trumpet player with vast experience as a performer and teacher. The subject matter covered ranges from musical performance, to practice room techniques, to career development and managing the business affairs of being a freelance musician. 


“Matthew is an amazing musician and his performance with our students was inspiring!” - Steven Lytle, Miami University


“Matthew Anklan is one of the most promising young musicians I have heard in a long time.” - Rob Parton, Capitol University


“The time Matthew spent with my trumpet section has had a lasting impact; the work he did with them is truly amazing!” -Paul Glader, Taylor High School


Possible Master Class Topics

  • Managing Performance Anxiety

  • The Conscious Mind and Sub-Conscious Mind; how they affect our self confidence and ability to concentrate in performance

  • Understanding Isometric and Kinesthetic Responses and their importance in brass performance

  • How to Develop and Maintain the Upper Register

  • How to Develop a Great Trumpet Sound

  • Jazz Trumpet? Classical Trumpet? How to do it ALL

  • Proper Gear Selection

  • Planning for Retirement

  • How to Build a Private Lessons Studio

  • How to Get Gigs and Promote your Band


Let Freedom Swing!

Matthew is an education committee member of the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra (CCJO). The CCJO has partnered with The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Jazz Studies department and Jazz at Lincoln Center to offer a series of in-school educational presentations in greater Cincinnati: Let Freedom Swing!


Let Freedom Swing! programs explore the relationship between jazz and democracy, and create conversations about the parallels between these two great American traditions.


The topics include:

  • Let Freedom Swing (an overview focusing on Jazz and Democracy)

  • Jazz and Civil Rights

  • Jazz and Communication (designed by CCJO educators)


CCJO members, CCM jazz faculty, and CCM jazz studies students are presenting a series of in-school interactive performances/programs in schools where students have limited access to arts and music programming and education.