Received her Bachelors and Masters in Music from UNM, and her PhD in Fine Arts, Specialization in Music, Concentration in Piano Performance, from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. While at UNM, she served as staff accompanist, and taught piano at both UNM and the University of Albuquerque. Both before and after her doctoral studies, she has pursued a career as a private teacher and freelance ensemble pianist. She has collaborated with many local and area soloists and ensembles, and for several years has served on the faculty for the Ghost Ranch (Summer) Chorale. Currently, she is the Director of Music at New Life Presbyterian Church. Beyond her work with vocal groups, Matalie maintains a passion for solo piano improvisation and piano literature of the early twentieth century. NMWC is overjoyed to have her as our pianist. We love you, Matalie!