Matthew Darling is a Professor of Music at California State University, Fresno, where he has taught percussion since 1991. In addition to teaching, Matt is the principal timpanist/percussionist with Music in the Mountains (Nevada City, CA), a position he has held since 1987. He is also the principal timpanist with the Sacramento Choral Society Orchestra, principal percussion in the Fresno based Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, a section percussionist with the Arizona MusicFest in Scottsdale, and he performs regularly with the Fresno Philharmonic and Sacramento Philharmonic. He holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Arizona, a Master of Music Degree from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Music Degree from Sacramento State University. Matthew currently serves as the Interim President of the California Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.