While on tour each year, Dmitri Matheny offers music business workshops for college students and aspiring professionals.

Called MUSIC IN THE DIGITAL AGE, this workshop is designed as a business tool kit for today's working musician.

“Making a living as a musician is challenging,” Matheny says, “but I'm proof it can be done. In this workshop I share dozens of secrets, strategies, tips and tricks for not only surviving—but thriving.”

Professional musician Dmitri Matheny
performs over 100 concerts on tour each year.

In each workshop, Matheny explores current music industry trends and discusses how to:
  • cultivate a creative and entrepreneurial mindset;
  • develop successful concert, club and festival tours;
  • effectively use social media, digital resources and emerging technologies;
  • publicize and promote your own performances, recordings and other projects;
  • use your website to acquire fans and sell music online;
  • create and manage your own record label and publishing company;
  • leverage copyrights to generate income from your artistic work;
  • license original compositions for use in movies, video games and online;
  • negotiate contracts and understand relevant legal issues; and
  • work with industry professionals as steward of your own career.
In conclusion, Matheny will explain how to balance and manage business details while staying focused on your important work as an artist.


Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione” (San Jose Mercury News).

Matheny is an honors graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and the Berklee College of Music, Boston. First introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of Art Farmer, Matheny has matured into “one of the jazz world's most talented horn players” (SF Chronicle), touring internationally, performing with many of the leading names in jazz, and releasing ten critically acclaimed CDs.
Matheny has served as Director of Education for SFJAZZ (the largest nonprofit jazz presenter on the West Coast), Assistant Education Director for the Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Colony, and Artist-In-Residence for the San Francisco Symphony Education Department, the Siskiyou Institute of Ashland Oregon and the Young Musicians Program of UC Berkeley.


Dmitri has presented education programs at the following institutions:

American River College | Sacramento CA
Bellevue College | Bellevue WA
Berklee College of Music | Boston MA
Cabrillo College | Aptos CA
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) | Valencia CA
California State University (CSU) Monterey Bay | Seaside CA
Central Washington University  Ellensburg WA
City College of San Francisco | San Francisco CA
College of San Mateo Jazz Festival | San Mateo CA
Columbia Basin College | Pasco WA
Dartmouth College | Hanover NH
Eastern Oregon University | La Grande OR
Harvard University | Cambridge MA
Hillsdale College | Hillsdale MI
Hope College | Holland MI
Lane Community College | Eugene OR
Lower Columbia College | Longview WA
Loyola University | New Orleans LA
Mesa Community College | Mesa AZ
Mount Hood Community College | Gresham OR
Northern Arizona University | Flagstaff AZ
Northwest Big Band Jazz Camp | Stanwood WA
Peninsula College | Port Angeles WA
Portland State University | Portland OR
Rotterdam Conservatory | Rotterdam Netherlands
Saddleback College | Mission Viejo CA
San Francisco State University | San Francisco CA
Southern Oregon University | Ashland OR
South Mountain Community College | Phoenix AZ
South Puget Sound Community College | Olympia WA
Tacoma Community College | Tacoma WA
University of Arizona | Tucson AZ
University of California | Berkeley CA
University of California | Davis CA
University of California | Monterey Bay CA
University of California | San Francisco CA
University of California | Santa Barbara CA
University of California | Santa Cruz CA
University of California | Los Angeles CA
University of Idaho | Moscow ID
Washington State University | Pullman WA
Western Michigan University | Kalamazoo MI
Western Oregon University | Monmouth OR
Western Washington University | Bellingham WA
West Valley College | Saratoga CA
Yakima Valley College | Yakima WA

Alan Jones Academy of Music | Portland OR
American Music Program | Portland OR
Anacortes Arts Festival | Anacortes WA
Britt Music & Arts Festival | Jacksonville OR
Community Music School | San Francisco CA
Earshot Jazz Festival | Seattle WA
Great Basin Jazz Camp | Ontario OR
Great Western Jazz Camp | Tucson AZ
Interlochen Arts Academy | Interlochen MI
International Association for Jazz Education | Manhattan KS
Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington | Mesa AZ
Jazz in Arizona | Phoenix AZ
Jazz Night School | Seattle WA
Jazzschool | Berkeley CA
La Honda Music Camp | Hayward CA
Living Room Coffee House | Marysville WA
Manieri Foundation Lecture Series | Anacortes WA
Medler Studios | Portland OR
Metropolitan Youth Symphony | Portland OR
Musical Instrument Museum | Phoenix AZ
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences | Santa Monica CA
The Nash | Phoenix AZ
New Mexico Jazz Workshop | Albuquerque NM
San Francisco Symphony Adventures In Music | San Francisco CA
Seattle JazzED | Seattle WA
SFJAZZ | San Francisco CA
Siskiyou Music Project | Ashland OR
Stanford Jazz Workshop | Stanford CA
Telluride Jazz Celebration | Telluride CO
Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Colony | Snowmass CO
Tucson Jazz Institute | Tucson AZ
Virtual Voices [online]
Young Musicians Program | Berkeley CA
Young Sounds of Arizona | Phoenix AZ

Acalanes High School | Lafayette CA
Albany High School | Albany CA
Aragon High School | San Mateo CA
Archbishop Murphy High School | Everett WA
Arizona School For The Arts | Phoenix AZ
Ashland High School | Ashland OR
Auburn High School | Auburn WA
Bainbridge High School | Bainbridge WA
Ballard High School | Seattle WA
Battle Ground High School | Battle Ground WA
Berkley High School | Berkley MI
Bishop O'Dowd High School | Oakland CA
Black Hills High School | Tumwater WA
Bloomfield Hills High School | Bloomfield MI
​​​​​​​Bonney Lake High School | Bonney Lake WA
Brookstone School | Columbus GA
​​​​​​​Cedar Park Christian School | Bothell WA
Charles Wright Academy | Tacoma WA
Cholla High School | Tucson AZ
Columbia High School | Burbank WA
Cranbrook Schools | Bloomfield Hills MI
Dearborn High School | Dearborn MI
Desert Mountain High School | Scottsdale AZ
Dow High School | Midland MI
East High School | Denver CO
Escanaba High School | Escanaba MI
​​​​​​​Grace Academy | Marysville WA
Grace High School | Grace ID
Greeley Central High School | Greeley CO
Gunn High School | Palo Alto CA
Half Moon Bay High School | Half Moon Bay CA
Hillsdale High School | San Mateo CA
Ilwaco High School | Ilwaco WA
Interlochen Arts Academy | Interlochen MI
Junipero Serra High School | San Mateo CA
Kelso High School | Kelso WA
King Edward's School | Witley England
La Grande High School | La Grande OR
Lakeside High School | Nine Mile Falls WA
Liberty High School | Peoria AZ
Lincoln High School | Portland OR
Linden High School | Linden MI
Los Gatos Union High School | Los Gatos CA
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mark Morris High School | Longview WA
Miami High School | Miami AZ
Miller Place High School | Miller Place NY
Mills High School | Millbrae CA
Midland High School | Midland MIM
Newport High School | Bellevue WA
Northland Preparatory Academy | Flagstaff AZ
North Medford High School | Medford OR
Nueva School | Hillsborough CA
Oakland School For The Arts | Oakland CA
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Palo Alto High School | Palo Alto CA
Pope John Paul II High School | Lacey WA
Pueblo City East High School | Pueblo CO
Riordan High School | San Francisco CA
Rio Rico High School | Rio Rico AZ
Sahuarita High School | Sahuarita AZ
San Carlos High School | San Carlos AZ
San Mateo High School | San Mateo CA
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Scottsdale Unified School District | Scottsdale AZ
Seattle Christian Schools | Seattle WA
South Medford High School | Medford OR
Sunrise Mountain High School | Peoria AZ
Traverse City West High School | Traverse City MI
University High School | San Francisco CA
University Prep | Seattle WA
Woodside High School | Woodside CA

Ashland Middle School | Ashland OR
Chinook Middle School | Bellevue WA
Four Peaks School | Fountain Hills AZ
Lincoln Savage Middle School | Grants Pass OR
San Francisco Unified School District (500+ visits) | San Francisco CA
​​​​​​​Scenic Middle School | Central Point OR