Special Music Manager
Matthew Murdock is a highly trained and highly sought after Conductor, Trumpet Player,
Arranger, and Artistic Director. He holds both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Music from Azusa Pacific University. He has also continued his studies under masters including conductor Abel Ramirez at Cal State L.A.
Matthew spent 8 years as a full time Music Teacher leading his students to multiple local and state championships. He was selected for the Outstanding First Year Teacher Award for the state of California from CAEE and the T.H.E (Teachers Honoring Excellence) award from AUSD.
Matthew also holds the unique distinction of being selected by the UCLA faculty to be a participant in their study focusing on progressive and effective classroom management and innovation in instruction.
Matthew has worked extensively performing and producing music for the Disney Parks, Sea World Parks, Blast Inc., and as Artistic Director for Apex Entertainment, a leading contractor of live music for Theme Parks.
He is delighted to be a part of the Leadership Team at JPHM, where he can combine a passion for musical excellence with a passion for creating celebrations. Matthew’s expertise in creating memorable moments for vacationers at theme parks translates seamlessly into his passion for making every event fun and memorable.