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Matt Rhea

A Nashville native, Matt Rhea graduated from Belmont University in 2011 with a degree in Music Education, studying saxophone with Rahsaan Barber. After several years of teaching and performing, Matt moved to the United Kingdom to pursue a Master of Music Degree in Saxophone Performance (Pop) from the Leeds College of Music.  After finishing this degree in 2014, Matt came back to Nashville to continue his music career.

Matt joined the faculty at Belmont University in 2015 and continues to freelance around Nashville, performing in pit-orchestras, as well as pop, rock, and jazz bands and maintaining a private woodwind studio. He also enjoys reading comics, watching baseball, and playing board games with his wife.