Mr. Shervey grew up in Rosemount, MN and received Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Percussion Performance from the University of Minnesota. While attending the U of M, Mr. Shervey actively performed as a solo percussionist and served as a piano accompanist/vocal coach at nearby high schools. Here is a link to a short highlight video of a few of his recitals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7ZojS9M1Is Mr. Shervey has taught instrumental, vocal, and general music across all grade levels (K12) for the past 8 years in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and South Dakota. He holds a deep passion for music education and works tirelessly to develop the skills of his students through engaging experiences in the classroom. Mr. Shervey also has extensive experience as a performer, composer, and teacher for award-winning Marching Bands, Drumlines, and Percussion Ensembles for the past 17 years. He was a member of the silver medalist Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps in 2008, and is currently the music arranger for Harrisburg High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In 2014, Mr. Shervey received his Masters of Music degree in Music Composition from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England studying with highly-acclaimed composers Adam Gorb, Paul Patterson, Gary Carpenter, Andy Scott, and Tim Garland. His music was performed and recorded by the Meridian Ensemble, English National Ballet, Belgian soprano Sarah Helena Foubert, and Australian saxophonist Erin Royer. His music was featured at the FAMU International Film Festival in Prague, Czech Republic in December 2013 for two short films by American filmmakers Richard Fields and Matthew Lucas. He has also scored two full-length documentary films which have received numerous awards at film festivals across the country. Feel free to visit www.mattshervey.com to view and listen to samples of Mr. Shervey’s most recent compositions. Contact Mr. Shervey at firstname.lastname@example.org.