Matthew Slatkin is a doctoral candidate at Indiana University in Bloomington studying literacy, culture and language education. His research focuses on how language, culture and context affects communication between Americans who are native speakers of English and Chinese who are native speakers of Mandarin in various business settings. In his free time, which is very limited, he likes to practice yoga, listen to wide range of music and play speedminton and board games with his wife and two children.
Training: Nonprofit Board Certificate Program and Seminar by Al Lyons, PhD
B.A. in Music, Universidade de Brasilia UnB, Brazil;
Ph.D. in Early Music Performance (Dulcian), Indiana University.
Administrative and Research Assistant, Latin American Music Center – Indiana University.
Teacher at Magdalna Early Music Festival, New Mexico;
Performer with Ensemble Lipzodes, Fénix de los Ingenios and Musica Ficta;
Oboe and chamber music teacher at Universidad Javeriana and Universidad de los Andes, Bogota – Colombia
B.A Spanish, IUPUI;
Comprehensive Skills Certificate from Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, (R.I.D);
National Testing Rater for R.I.D;
Owner of Central Indiana Interpreting Service, LLC, and franchise of PAH Video Relay Service.
National Wildlife Federation (Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program);
Bloomington Habitat Stewards.
B.A. in Music, St. Olaf College;
M.M. in Early Music Performance (Viola da Gamba), Indiana University.
Private instructor of cello, piano and viola da gamba;
Teacher at annual workshops in the USA, such as VDGSA Conclave;
Performer with Violes Egales, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Voltaire and as a freelance musician;
Tutor at the ECHO center for children at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
A.B. in Chemistry, Oberlin College;
Ph.D. in Biophysics, Rockefeller University.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Physiology, 1961-1983;
School of Optometry, Indiana University, 1983-1999; Retired 2000.
Bloomington Community Band, drums, 1985-1992;
Treasurer, Serious Macintosh Users Group, 1991-2010, Webmaster, 2008-present;
Treasurer, Bloomington Early Music Festival, 2003-2006;
Treasurer, Early Music In Motion, 2007-2013, Webmaster, 2011 – present.
Laura has enjoyed a career in music that started as early as fourth grade, when she received her first flute..
A.A., Cottey College;
B.Music, Pittsburg State University;
Flute teachers: Charles Delaney, John MacKay and John Fonville.
Early music instructors: Marion Verbrüggen, Frans Brüggen, Daniel Brüggen, Robert Wiemken and Joan Kimball.
Laura teaches privately in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn and is an adjudicator for the Illinois Grade School Association’s Solo and Ensemble Contests.
When she is not playing her instruments, Laura indulges in long distance bicycle touring and racing.