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Matuzak, Joel

Joel Matuzak

Joel Matuzak
Instrumental Music

Mr. Matuzak teaches Orchestra, Band, IB Music, World Music, Drumline and the Jazz Band.  Mr. Matuzak joined the staff in 1997 and is extremely excited about the potential for this year's groups.  Please look at the links for a calendar of the Band and Orchestra Events, links to important websites, and course outlines.   Thanks for supporting Music at Highland Park Senior High. 




HPSH Orchestra This is Halloween 2022

 Just a quick performance of this is Halloween from Danny Elfman and the Nightmare Before Christmas.

Arts Standards

Minnesota High school Arts Standards

Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps

The Midwest's Premier All Age Drum and Bugle Corps 

Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies

For more than forty years, GTCYS has transformed students and enriched the community.

Minnesota Music Educators Association

State affiliate of the Music Educators National Conference. The governing body for All state Bands and Orchestras.

Minnesota Youth Symphonies

Minnesota Youth Symphonies (MYS) is one of the nation's premier youth orchestra education programs.

Smart Music


SmartMusic interactive music software for band, orchestra and voice transforms the way students practice. We use this in class for assessments and practicing.

Leadership Application

Please fill out this form if you're interested in being a leader in the Orchestra or Band.  


Composer Video Reflection

This is a short reflection for in class composer videos.

Rehearsal Reflection Form

This is a form to reflect on daily rehearsals to assess information and understanding.


Rehearsal Reflection

Short Performance Reflection

This is a reflection piece for our latest performance

Playing Quiz Reflection

This is a form to reflect on preparing and achievment on performance assessments.

Sectional Assessment

This form is for in class sectionals. Please fill out completely.

Solo Unit Practice Log

This is a form for reflecting and assessing progress on the Solo Performance Unit.

Solo Unit Reflection

This is a short reflection on the Solo unit

HP instrumental Music Letter Application

Here are the letter application material for HP Music.