Matthew Gallagher

Matthew Gallagher's Biography

Matt Gallagher is enjoying a career as one of the most sought after lead trumpet players in Philadelphia, PA and the east coast. Gallagher earned his undergraduate degree in Music Education from West Chester University in 1997 and earned a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the University of the Arts in 2001.

Matt is the prototypical lead trumpet player with extensive credits with professional bands and orchestras up and down the east coast. He has performed with several Broadway show productions and artists including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Boston Symphony, The Baltimore Symphony, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, Diana Krall, Hugh Jackman, Michael Bublé, Jamie Cullum, Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Randy Brecker, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Lou Rawls, Bernadette Peters, The O’Jays, The Stylistics, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass, and many others.

Matt is currently the principal trumpet player for The Philly Pops and has been a featured lead trumpet player with The Philadelphia Orchestra. In addition, Matt is a studio lead trumpet player at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, NJ, and has recorded for Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, R. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, and LL Cool J. In 2010, Matt formed The Philly Big Band where he is featured as both a soloist and lead trumpet player.

Matt is equally committed to both performing and teaching. Matt is the chair of the trumpet department, "Z" Big Band director, and music education professor at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

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