Dr. Matt Jacklin is an engaging artist and educator. Currently, he is director of percussion studies at Olivet Nazarene University, as an adjunct professor, where he teaches applied percussion lessons, arranges for and teaches the drumline and front ensemble for the marching band, directs the percussion ensemble and is also the music recruiter.
He has been featured in concerto and solo recital appearances throughout the United States and abroad. He is also active as an orchestral percussionist, performing most recently with the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Heartland Festival Orchestra, and the Sugar Creek Symphony and Song Opera Festival.
In addition, Dr. Jacklin performs frequently on steel drums in local venues throughout central Illinois. In 2001, he presented a solo electronic percussion clinic and demonstration at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
Dr. Jacklin has earned degrees from the University of Arizona, the University of Akron, and in 2011, Jacklin completed the Doctoral of Musical Arts in percussion performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.