Matthew Kolar is currently in his fourth year at Wayne State University, where he studies with Dr. Matthew Younglove, with pre-collegiate instruction including pedagogue Alayne Rever. He is pursuing dual degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance.
He has held the position of principal saxophonist of the WSU Wind Symphony since his admittance and, in his second year, performed the first movement of the Paul Creston Concerto with the WSU Symphony Orchestra as the prize for the annual University Concerto Contest.
Matthew is a founding member of Rhythm X Winds, a group consistently at the top of the WGI Winds circuit in the United States, and was a performing member from 2015-2017. He’s currently the visual caption head and woodwind caption
head at South Lyon High School, previously being a woodwind technician at Athens High School from the years 2015-16.
In the summer of 2017, the Concinnity Quartet, in which he plays the soprano
saxophone, took part the Dakota Chamber Music Workshop, which is a ten-day long program in Minot, North Dakota. While there, they interacted with various members of chamber groups. In that same summer, he also participated in the American Saxophone Academy in Iowa City, Iowa, where he had
lessons with a number of highly respected saxophone pedagogues.