Mr. Christopher Mattaliano

Violin, Suzuki in the Schools Teacher

Christopher Mattaliano

SAA Member


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Christopher Robert Mattaliano started his studies in violin at the age of four, maintaining the concert master position in his School District for six consecutive years. Currently residing in the Dallas Fort-Worth Area, he recently accepted a position teaching Suzuki Strings full-time in Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District— a unique and special adaptation of the Suzuki method to the public school system. He holds two degrees, B.M. Violin Performance & B.M. Music Education, from Ithaca College while studying under Nicholas DiEugenio, conferred in May 14’ and completed a dual Masters degree, M.M. Violin Performance & Suzuki Pedagogy, under Mark Bjork at the University of Minnesota, conferred in May 16′. During his time in Minnesota, he taught violin and viola in both traditional and Suzuki methods at The St. Paul Conservatory of Music, and was a paid intern as a Suzuki violin teacher at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. While at Ithaca College and the University of Minnesota, Mattaliano accrued extensive teaching and performing experience—holding chairs in both the Ithaca College Symphony and Chamber Orchestras under the direction of Jeffery Meyer, and the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mark Russel Smith. Mattaliano distinguished himself with an assistant principle position for multiple concert cycles in both orchestras at Ithaca College, as well as principle and concert master positions at the University of Minnesota for specific projects. Well practiced in Chamber music, concertizing, and performing recitals, he has participated in a Performance Seminar in Vienna, Austria playing works by: Sarasate, Beethoven, Vivaldi, and Franck; among others. In addition, for over a decade, Mattaliano has participated and worked in various capacities, at The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music in Nelson, NH, most recently as a Camp Director, performing numerous works. Chris’s foremost objective as a musician is to share and cultivate a love, reverence, and respect for music and all aesthetic experience—exemplifying and displaying this by being the best performer, violinist, and teacher possible.