Matthew Wilson is joining The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra as a member starting in the 2017.18 season, after playing as a guest musician for many years. He has been Principal Horn of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra for the last 5 seasons. He recently acted as Associate Principal Horn with Minnesota Orchestra on their 2016 European tour and has been a frequent guest Principal Horn with them and the SPCO. He has also been guest Principal Horn with the Florida Orchestra and the South Dakota Symphony and has had engagements with the Colorado Symphony and The Phantom of the Opera Broadway touring company. He has been Principal horn of the Crested Butte Musical Festival for several years and will be performing at the Festival of the Lakes in Alexandria, MN this August. A Southern California native, he started playing horn at the age of 9. His primary teachers were George Cable (San Diego Symphony), Herb Winslow and Kendall Betts. Wilson received his undergraduate degree from University of Northwestern in Saint Paul, Minnesota and his Masters of Music degree from the University of Minnesota. He is currently Horn Instructor at University of Northwestern Saint Paul. Matthew loves spending time in the Rocky Mountains, sailing and steam trains. He lives in South Minneapolis with his wife and 3 kids.