Dear Students, Parents/Guardians,
Welcome to Mr. Komula's class website! I am looking forward to working with the students at Trinity High School during the 2019-2020 school year! This school year I will be teaching Chamber Choir Honors, Concert Choir, piano, introduction to music theory and technology, music technology, AP Music Theory, and Introduction to Musical Theatre.
Before we get into curriculum, classroom and student expectations, let me take a moment to introduce myself.
My name is Matthew Komula, I attended the Jefferson-Morgan School District, graduating in 1987. I was in the band and chorus all through school and played the Baritone Horn/Euphonium, Trombone, Saxophone, Clarinet and sang in the chorus.
I pursued my love of music at the Duquesne University School of Music. I studied Euphonium for a semester until switching my major instrument to voice and studying with Claudia Pinza. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education in 1992.
I started teaching here at Trinity after graduation. I taught Middle School general music and Elementary Band for the first four years. I then took over the High School Choir. While at the high school I directed the school musicals as the pit conductor for Grease and then vocal director for Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, and South Pacific.
While still at the high school, I took an additional job as the music director for the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmichaels, PA. While at CPA, I was responsible for all vocal music instruction for the musicals, Christmas benefits, private instruction, and was responsible for hiring, conducting, and rehearsing the pit orchestras for the school's productions.
The school's productions included The Music Man (I also had a role as salesman on the train) Annie, Hello Dolly, Mame, Alladin, and Bugsy Malone. I was also part of the cast in several productions.
I had a supporting role in Waynesburg University's Summer Community Theater production of "Cotton Patch Gospel" in July 2011 as John the Baptist.
In 2005 I transferred to the Middle School teaching the general music classes for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes as well as 7th grade chorus.
I earned my Master of Arts degree in education-curriculum and instruction in January 2009 from the University of Phoenix. In August of 2019 I earned my second Masters Degree. I received a Master of Music in Music Education.
Since 2011 I have been an adjunct professor of music at Waynesburg University where I teach the barbershop quartet, beauty-shop quartet, voice lessons, directed the Yellow Jacket Pep Band, and assist with the University choir.