Matthew is a bassoonist and woodwind doubler located in the Las Vegas area.
Matthew has performed with or been a part of multiple ensembles including the Nevada Pops Orchestra, the Sin City Opera, the Desert Winds, the University of Wyoming (UW) Symphony Orchestra, the UW Wind Symphony, the UW Jazz Ensemble II, the UNLV Wind Orchestra, the UNLV Symphony Orchestra, the UNLV Jazz Ensemble II, the Flatirons Community Orchestra, and the KKΨ & TBΣ National Intercollegiate Band among others. Matthew is also a part of the Las Vegas based bassoon quartet Bassooner the Better. As part of these groups, Matthew has been able to perform and work with reknowned composers, soloists, chamber ensembles, and conductors including the Boston Brass, Julie Giroux, Clint Holmes, P.D.Q. Bach, Clint Ashlock, Bob Sheppard, Gerard Schwartz, and many more.
Matthew’s primary bassoon instructors include Dr. Janis McKay and Kaori Uno-Jack. He has also taken masterclasses with Dr. Brian Jack, Dr. Yoshiyuki Ishikawa, Dr. Saxton Rose, Dr. Kristen Wolfe-Jensen, Darrel Hale, Dr. Susan Hess, and Adrian Morejon. His primary saxophone instructors include Mark McArthur and Dr. Jennifer Turpen, and he has taken masterclasses from Dr. Scott Turpen and Dr. Preston Duncan. His primary clarinet instructors include Dr. Marina Sturm, Dr. Blake McGee, and Dr. Mara Plotkin.
As an educator, Matthew has more than five years of experience working with students in the public schools, at the collegiate level, and in private lessons. As a student at the University of Wyoming, Matthew taught the bassoon section of the woodwind methods course to undergraduate music education students. He student-taught in a small school district in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming where he taught K – 12 students in general music, band, and choir. Matthew has served in staff and counselor positions at different summer music camps including the University of Wyoming Drum Major/Leadership Camp and the University of Wyoming Summer Music Camp. Matthew also serves as the woodwind instructor for Elko High School during their summer marching band camp and as a woodwind technician for Arbor View High School and Bishop Gorman High School during their full marching seasons. Students that have taken private lessons or coaching with Mr. Fox have gone on to receive superior ratings at solo/ensemble festivals.
Since August 2017, Matthew has been attending the University of Nevada – Las Vegas and is pursuing a Master of Music in Multiple Woodwind Performance. He serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the UNLV music department where he has assisted with the History of Rock and Roll class, teaches a section of Introduction to Music, and plays with the UNLV Wind Orchestra. Matthew graduated cum laude from the University of Wyoming in 2017 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education.
Matthew currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife, Allison Fox. They recently celebrated their first anniversary and are enjoying their lives in the desert!