MSYS Director

MSYS Director Matt Domka

 Matt Domka began playing the violin and piano at the age of seven under the tutelage of Mrs. Elva Newdome and Mrs. Deb Bellamy. In high school, he began studying under Professor Michael Davis.  Mr. Domka was a six year member of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Ettore Chiudioni, and participated in both regional and state orchestras throughout his high school years.  Matt competed yearly in the Ribbon and OMEA festivals, as well as numerous OMEA competitions for both violin and piano. In 2004 Mr. Domka graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors of Music Education with a specialization in String Pedagogy.  While at The Ohio State University, he continued his violin studies with Professor Michael Davis, studied String Pedagogy with Dr. Robert Gillespie and played under the baton of Professor Marshall Haddock.  This is Mr. Domka’s 5th year as director of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Strings.  Mr. Domka is currently an orchestra teacher with the Mansfield City Schools for the high school, middle school and spanish immersion string programs.  He teaches a private violin and viola studio.  When time allows, he may be found playing with the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, his family’s string quartet and spending time out on the soccer fields with his children.  Matt and his wife Tami have three children, Makenna age 13, Mitch age 12 and Gavin age 10.