Matthew Searing

Assistant Principal Librarian

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Assistant Principal Librarian

First year with SO: 2018

Hometown: Bloomfield, NJ

Instrument: Matt's instruments include a Ricoh MP C6502 copy machine, a 0.9 Twist-Erase mechanical pencil, a Uni-ball 0.5mm pen, and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Mr. Searing attended Montclair State University and University of Maryland College Park for horn performance. His teachers included Richard Hagen, Angela Cordell-Bilger, Nancy Billmann and Gregory Miller.

Born and raised in Bloomfield, New Jersey, Matthew Searing currently serves as Assistant Principal Librarian for the Sarasota Orchestra. For the past two summers he has served as the Librarian for Carnegie Hall's National Youth Orchestra (NYO 2.) Prior to joining the Sarasota Orchestra, he was a Fellow at the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson-Thomas. Mr. Searing was Head Librarian for the Aspen Music Festival and School for the 2017 summer, after serving as librarian for the Aspen Conducting Academy (2016) and the Aspen Philharmonic (2015.) In 2015-16, he was acting Assistant Librarian for the Utah Symphony and Opera.

When he's not in the library, Matt enjoys keeping his horn chops up, classic films, sports, spicy foods, and a healthy mix of exercising and not exercising.

Career Highlights:
One of Matt's favorite musical memories includes being the librarian for the National Youth Orchestra's (NYO) 2's tour to Miami Beach and NYO-USA's 2019 European Tour with Antonio Pappano and Joyce DiDonato.


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