Dr. Matt Rynes

Matt is the inaugural Music Director of FAME’s new Musicians in Training (MIT), a component of the FAME Jazz Band Program designed to build musical skills amongst developing young musicians. He also serves as the saxophone instructor for the FAME Jazz Band.

Matt began his clarinet studies in high school and attended Towson University on scholarship. He received his masters from the University of Michigan, and received his doctorate from the University of Maryland (UMD) in December 2019. He has been a regular member of the Baltimore/ Washington classical music scene having performed with the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, Kennedy Center, Washington Chamber Orchestra, and many more. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Matt’s aim as a performer is to engage the greater Mid-Atlantic area through a variety of musical styles from classical, jazz and contemporary chamber music.