Born in 1997 in Vladivostik, Russia, Aleksandr Romunchkin was adopted at a mere 6 months old and brought to America by his parents Steve and Deborah. Later, Romunchkin became a U.S citizen through adoption and his name was changed to Matt Kubek.
Matt Kubek considers himself a Russian-American Saxophonist. Throughout his life, Matt has always been interested in the field of music. Whether it be composing, teaching, or performing, there is always something Matt is able to do to inspire and educate future musicians.
Matt Kubek currently holds a Master's degree in Music performance from DePaul University (Chicago), while also previously obtaining a Bachelor's degree from Elmhurst University in Music Performance. Matt Graduated in June 2019 from Elmhurst University, and then graduated from DePaul University in June 2022.
Matt has been asked to adjudicate several local High School and Middle School IGSMA competitions as well as local solo/ensemble contests for woodwind players and saxophone players.
Matt is currently a member of New Music Chicago (NMC)
Check out mine, and other members' information at https://www.newmusicchicago.org/individuals/
Matt currently teaches privately exclusively as his full-time employment work with a current studio of 23 students, and a teaching career since October 2017 that has engaged with over 75 unique saxophone players.
Matt has studied Saxophone extensively and vigorously for the past 15 years with Roger Birkeland (Elmhurst University). Matt also studies with Taimur Sullivan (Northwestern University) and Jeremy Ruthrauff (DePaul University)
Matt is currently married to the love of his life, Leann. As of June 2022, Matt & Leann are currently expecting their first baby. Leann is due sometime in March 2023. Matt hopes to spend as much time as possible with their future child and still teach Saxophone full-time!
YJED (Youth Jazz Ensemble of DuPage) performing on WGN 9 News in Chicago. 2016. I am pictured 3rd from the left, middle row. This Ensemble was under the direction of Mr. George Andrikokous at the time.
Performing in the Elmhurst College Summer Band in June 2019. This was featured in the local newspaper! https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/lists/2019/07/01/b67f01a96b644beaac605ec3ff375e5e/index.xml?page=3