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 other musicians or future musicians.
Matt Kubek currently holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from Elmhurst College. Graduating in June of 2019, Matt's career in his undergraduate at Elmhurst has lead to numerous accomplishments, honors and awards for his playing and musical ability.
Matt is currently attending DePaul University as of August 2020 for his Master's Degree in Saxophone Performance. He anticipates finishing early in the Winter of 2021.
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, works for Quinlan and Fabish music company, teaches saxophone part-time in many school districts in DuPage and Cook counties, and is self-employed full-time. Most of his line of work is self-employment, private education, giving clinics / providing educational sectionals & events, and performing.
Matt has studied Saxophone extensively and vigorously for the past 15 years with Roger Birkeland (Elmhurst College). Matt also studies with Taimur Sullivan (Northwestern University) and Jeremy Ruthrauff (DePaul University)
After Matt earns his Master's Degree in Performance (MM) he anticipates finding a full-time University teaching position and then studying for his Doctoral Degree (DMA) while still actively teaching privately and at the University level. Matt hopes to contribute largely to the field of the Classical Saxophone by writing a dissertation and starting a "timeline project" that encapsulates the entire history of the classical saxophones so that future historians and saxophonists can have a record of all of this information in one simple place.
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