Matthew Schwan graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Music Education and completed a Masters in Choral Music Education through Wichita State University. He presently teaches at Junction City Middle School. During his tenure at JCMS the students have consistently earned superior and outstanding ratings at music festivals around the area, and performed at the 2020 KMEA In-Service Workshop. JCMS also had their first state level musicians and continue to grow in numbers of attendance each year. Matt helped develop and nurture the after-school theatre program ASTRA at the C.L. Hoover Opera House. When he is not working with his middle school students, Matt also teaches private lessons at his studio in Salina. Additionally, he directs the Cathedral Choir at Christ Cathedral Episcopal Church in Salina.