Matthew Mindeman, violin/viola instructor, teaches in WISHES and will build his own violin/viola studio at MacPhail. An active freelance musician in the Twin Cities Area, Matthew is involved in several aspects of the music community in the metro area. He performs often with the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Opera, as well as serves as the principal violist for the Minnetonka Symphony. In addition to performing professionally, Matthew has taught violin and viola at the Camden Music School, Yinghua Academy, and Bemidji State. Matthew studied at Concordia College, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and the University of Minnesota School of Music.