Matt Filosa is a freelance percussionist, composer, and arranger currently residing in Fort Worth, Texas. Co-owner of the marching arts design company Synced Up Designs, Matt writes,designs, and teaches groups all over the country. Matt is the sound designer and front ensemble arranger for several WGI finalist groups, most notably PIW groups Music City Mystique(co-arranger) out of Tennessee and Equinox Percussion out of Georgia. From 2011 to 2014, Matt was the drumline instructor for Florida State Marching Chiefs Drumline. In 2012, Matt went on a national tour with the Florida State percussion ensemble, which concluded with a showcase concert at the Percussive Arts Society National Convention. In the summer of 2012, in Wichita Falls Texas, Matt launched his new professional stage show, “Nebulas”. From 2009-2011, Matt was the Assistant Band Director and Percussion Coordinator at Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas.
From 2007-2009 Matt arranged for and instructed the Green Brigade Drumline at the University of North Texas. In 2009, he earned his Masters from the University of North Texas. In 2007, Matt earned his Bachelor’s degree In Music Performance from the University of Florida. Matt is currently ABD at the Florida State University.
Matt marched three years of Drum Corps with the Magic of Orlando (2004) and Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps (2006 ,2007). Matt earned 2nd place two years in a row performing original compositions at the PAS international marimba competition.
Matt has performed on several professional recordings, recently featured on Dr. Omar Carmenates new CD Gaia Theory, released by Rattle Records. He has also performed at WASBE in Singapore and Ohio, CBDNA, TMEA, FMEA, and PAS on several occasions. Matt is sponsored by Innovative Percussion, Pearl/Adams, Evans drum heads, and Sabian Cymbals.