Matt Bringedahl

Debut Youth Orchestra, Conductor

Matt Bringedahl is currently the Director of Instrumental Music at Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa, California. He is in his 10th year teaching at that site where he leads three levels of wind band, two levels of orchestra, two levels of jazz ensembles, and multiple student-independent ensembles. Bringedahl received his BA in Music Education from Sonoma State University in the spring of 2012, his credential the following year, and his Master’s Degree from Michigan State in the summer of 2018. All levels of his degrees were received with honors from each university. He studied under a multitude of professors, most notably Dr. Andy Collinsworth from Sonoma State and Dr. Kevin Sedatole from Michigan State. Bringedahl maintains an active professional musical schedule.

He spends summers working with various summer camps, conducting clinics, teaching music courses, and teaching a steady cohort of private students. In addition to teaching, he also performs with a variety of local ensembles ranging from Marin up to Ukiah. His primary instrument is the clarinet but he is also a proficient woodwind doubler on flute and saxophones. Bringedahl is a proud member of NAfME (National Association of Music Education), CMEA (California Music Education Association), NCBCDA (Northern California Band and Choir Association of which he is currently the President-Elect), CODA (California Orchestra Directors Association), and CAJ (California Alliance for Jazz).

He lives in Rohnert Park along with his fiancé and dog. In his downtime, he enjoys fishing and a good BBQ.

Photo by Elena Sloman

Matthew Bringedahl portrait against a wooden plank background