Adjunct Professor of Horn
Matthew Eckenhoff joined the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra as second horn in 2013 and joined the Loyola University adjunct faculty in 2016. A native of Philadelphia, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Cleveland Orchestra hornists Eli Epstein and Richard King. He went on to earn his master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder under the instruction of Colorado Symphony Orchestra principal horn Michael Thornton. After graduating, Matt moved to Houston, Texas and studied for two years with the principal horn of the Houston Symphony, William VerMeulen.
Prior to joining the LPO, Matt was a member of the New World Symphony, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. He has also held positions with the Britt Music Festival, the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has appeared with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and the Houston Grand Opera, among others.
For the 2016-2017 season, Matt is honored to serve the LPO as Orchestra President.
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