Professor LaMattina is Principal Percussion with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Percussion with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra in Boulder, Colorado during the summer season. Additionally, he performs as substitute musician with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Columbus Symphony. Professor LaMattina is on the adjunct faculty at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he teaches percussion and timpani. Aside from his studios at Cedarville and Miami, he teaches privately at his home studio in Dayton. Previous positions include Principal Timpani/Percussion with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Principal Percussion of the Canton Symphony, and section percussion with the Erie Philharmonic.

Education and Credentials

  • M.M., Cleveland State University
  • B.M., Oberlin College Conservatory of Music


  • Riding bikes
  • Projects around the house
  • Writing music
  • Spending time with my wife and son

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