Matt Day

BA in Music; Diploma in piano performance

Bio

Matt Day is a professional musician, speaker, musical humorist and music-care professional who works with organizations to deliver exceptional, unique and engaging musical entertainment and music-care services. Matt has worked with organizations such as The City of Edmonton, Epcor, Realtors Assc, Alberta Chamber of Resources, Enbridge, Alberta Health Services, Fairmont, AUPE, Covenant Health, and more.

In various bands Matt has performed in front of Queen Elizabeth II, former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Barak, and even Sesame Street’s Big Bird. You may have seen Matt on CBC a few months ago as he emceed one of the Canada-wide New Year's events hosted by Rick Mercer.

Matt holds degrees in music from Concordia University of Edmonton and MacEwan University. He also holds a coaching certification from the International Coaching Academy.

Along with his entertainment career Matt works at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton where he develops and coordinates music care programs that support patient recovery. Interactive music care programs are demonstrating observable benefits for patients, providing a sense of hope, empowerment, joy and creative expression. In a 2019 documentary featured on AMI, Matt shows examples how new technologies benefit patients as a creative outlet in music care. You can see this documentary by using the following link.

https://www.ami.ca/category/our-community/media/audio-canvas

Matt was honoured with the 2012 Concordia University Alumnus award - which just means he finally paid his outstanding tuition fees.

Some Trivia:
Matt is an avid motorcyclist, has hung off the sides of Edmonton high-rise buildings as a window cleaner, loves cold-exposure therapy and runs shorts-only in the winter. On January 15, 2020 he set new record spending 21 minutes shorts-only in minus 34. But on more dangerous note, Matt and his wife have successfully parented four teenagers.
att Day is a professional musician, speaker, musical humorist and music-care professional who works with organizations to deliver exceptional, unique and engaging musical entertainment and music-care services. Matt has worked with organizations such as The City of Edmonton, Epcor, Realtors Assc, Alberta Chamber of Resources, Enbridge, Alberta Health Services, Fairmont, AUPE, Covenant Health, and more.

In various bands Matt has performed in front of Queen Elizabeth II, former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Barak, and even Sesame Street’s Big Bird. You may have seen Matt on CBC a few months ago as he emceed one of the Canada-wide New Year's events hosted by Rick Mercer.

Matt holds degrees in music from Concordia University of Edmonton and MacEwan University. He also holds a coaching certification from the International Coaching Academy.

Along with his entertainment career Matt works at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton where he develops and coordinates music care programs that support patient recovery. Interactive music care programs are demonstrating observable benefits for patients, providing a sense of hope, empowerment, joy and creative expression. In a 2019 documentary featured on AMI, Matt shows examples how new technologies benefit patients as a creative outlet in music care. You can see this documentary by using the following link.

https://www.ami.ca/category/our-community/media/audio-canvas

Matt was honoured with the 2012 Concordia University Alumnus award - which just means he finally paid his outstanding tuition fees.

Some Trivia:
Matt is an avid motorcyclist, has hung off the sides of Edmonton high-rise buildings as a window cleaner, loves cold-exposure therapy and runs shorts-only in the winter. On January 15, 2020 he set new record spending 21 minutes shorts-only in minus 34. But on more dangerous note, Matt and his wife have successfully parented four teenagers.

Presentation(s)

Matt's first-hand experience in health care settings offers some fascinating insights into the rehabilitative power of music in the lives of patients as they manage the challenges of their recovery. Through his employment with AHS, Matt was fortunate to be able to provide music care programming through rec therapy in a front-line capacity during the height of the COVID19 pandemic to patients in isolation. While event cancellations and restrictions proved devastating for Matt's performance career, he has new-found purpose integrating music into whole-person care.

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