Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Matson is very excited to be starting his first year at Allegany-Limestone.
Mr. Matson holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam where he also studied Acting. Additionally, he is completing his Masters Degree in Music Education from Buffalo State College.
Prior to teaching in Allegany-Limestone Mr. Matson taught in Dryden, NY for three years. At Dryden Mr. Matson directed the 6th Grade Chorus, 7th / 8th Grade Chorus, Treble Choir, and High School Mixed Choir. He also directed the Middle School and High School musicals each year. Under his direction these musical productions received a number of Cortland Repertory Theater Pavilion Awards including many individual awards, Best Musical Production, Best Vocal Ensemble, and Best Visual Ensemble.
In addition to teaching, Mr. Matson is actively involved in the pop a cappella scene. He has, and continues to, arrange and compose music for various College and High School groups across the state. Mr. Matson also serves as an adjudicator for competitive events throughout the year.