Faculty Bio
Matthew Keating

Matthew Keating began cello studies as a young student at CCSM.  After deciding to pursue music as a career, Matthew graduated with a B.M. in performance from California State University Northridge and attended the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen in Germany.


Not your garden-variety cellist, Matthew can be seen performing baroque, classical, and rip-snorting, knee slappin' tunes that challenge the traditional perception of cello performance.


Matthew also appears in performance as a conductor having worked with many orchestras across the globe specializing in youth orchestra education and development.  He was a former director of the Punahou school orchestra program in Honolulu, HI  working with over 500 students in 8 different orchestras.  Performing with the Honolulu symphony, Matthew also toured to the various Hawaiian islands working with the community and bringing live orchestral performances to unique non-traditional public venues.


Matthew is the Executive Director at the Claremont Community School of Music where he continues to pursue his passion for music education with students of all ages and backgrounds working to preserve the arts for future generations.


 Outside of music, Matthew is blessed with a wonderful family spending time with his beautiful and talented wife Jessica, daughter Colette and newborn baby Clara.  Matthew is also an avid food truck connoisseur, and in his spare time, he enjoys a good weekend backyard southern BBQ.

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