Matthew Orwick taught orchestra and instrumental music lessons for thirty-two years, eleven in the East Ramapo Central School District and twenty-one in the Wappingers Central School District. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Matthew also served several years as Vice-President of Rockland County Music Educators Association and helped host several NYSSMA Solo, Area All-State and All-County music festivals. His high school orchestras consistently received top ratings from adjudicators at NYSSMA and National Music Festivals. He is a past-president of the Putnam Chorale. Matthew received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and his Masters of Science in Music Education from Western Connecticut State University. Currently, Matt is the Supervisor of Student Teachers for the Hudson Valley Region. He lives in Poughkeepsie, NY with his wife Janet and three daughters, Karina, Kimberly and Alexis.