The Matrix Percussion Trio was founded
in 2005 by Joe
Smyth, Todd London and Scot Corey. Since that time they have performed and presented
educational programs in the Nashville area for public schools and master
classes and concerts for the Tennessee Arts Academy, Belmont University, and
the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University.
the past 5 years the Matrix Percussion Trio has brought their school
educational program, “We Are the World: Percussion around the Globe,” to
greater Nashville schools. The trio has
given 75 school presentations to a total audience of more than 30,000
elementary and middle school students.
2007, the trio was awarded a Zildjian Family Opportunity Fund grant, and
received Berklee College of Music Alumni Grants in 2008 and 2010 for their
Matrix Percussion Trio believes passionately in the power of their percussion
music programs and performances to challenge, stimulate, entertain and educate audiences,
both young and old.
members each bring to the group special skills and experiences in various
styles of music performance. All three being educators as well as performers,
they are linked by a strong desire to educate through performance and inspire
students to strive to meet their potential as aspiring musicians.