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Matthew Chan

Matthew Chan, a Houston native, is a passionate violinist, conductor, and teacher. He obtained his bachelor's degrees in biology and music education at the University of Texas at Austin studying violin with Sandy Yamamoto, where he served as both a teacher and the Assistant Director of the University of Texas String Project under the guidance of string pedagogue Laurie Scott. He obtained his master's degree in violin performance at University of Wisconsin-Madison studying violin with Soh-Hyun Altino, where he served as a teaching assistant and primary instructor for String Fundamentals classes as well as the head conductor of the All-University Strings. He regularly teaches in summer music camps such as the Longhorn Music Camp, the Summer Music Clinic in Madison, and the Sam Houston State University Orchestra Camp.


Currently, he is in his 3rd year of teaching as the Assistant Orchestra Director at Memorial High School. Outside of school, he also serves as the associate concertmaster of the Houston Civic Symphony. In his free time he enjoys practicing violin, playing chamber music, spending time with his dog Suki, and playing videogames.

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Mr. Chan's conference time is 8th period and can be reached by e-mail at [email protected], or at 713-251-2528.

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