Matthew Jackfert, son of Jennifer Jackfert and the late Dr. Kent Jackfert, is a native of Charleston, WV. He is currently finishing his undergraduate Composition degree at West Virginia University while studying under Dr. John Beall.
Jackfert has been played by several ensembles in and around West Virginia including the WVU Wind Symphony, WVU Symphony Orchestra, the River Cities Orchestra, Marshall University Wind Symphony, WV Youth Symphony, and Geroge Washington High School Band, among others. In addition, his symphonic work, Ripples, was read by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra last year. Two of his works have been selected for the Society of Composers National Student Conference and SEAMUS National Conference.
This semester, Matthew is in China completing his dual-degree in Chinese Studies before pursuing a Master’s of Music Composition at the University of Texas at Austin.