Matthew has a diverse background in the world of percussion, ranging from Jazz to Avant Garde music to Popular music to Orchestral percussion, and more. He is currently working on a Masters Degree in Percussion Performance at Middle Tennessee State University studying under Lalo Davila and Julie Davila, amongst other well-known musicians and directors. Prior to studying at Middle Tennessee State University, Matthew received his Undergraduate Degree at Western Connecticut State University studying under David Smith and Patrick Smith.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 15 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Matthew Curley has extensive experience with Chamber Percussion groups across the country. As a member of the Western Connecticut based percussion duo “Premium Bright”, Matt performed at such venues as;
The Connecticut Percussive Arts Society Chapter Day
The Connecticut Music Educators Association Conference
Two Recitals at Charles Ives Hall in Danbury, CT
In addition, Matthew Curley and ‘Premium Bright’ were also the winners of the James Furman Memorial Scholarship competition in 2012. Matthew was also a featured soloist with the WCSU percussion ensemble and symphonic band. In 2013, Matt was a member of the MTSU chamber percussion ensemble that competed in the PASIC Small Ensemble competition in Indianapolis.
Matt has played with other groups including:
The Danbury Symphony Orchestra
The Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Community Orchestra
The Newbury Theatre Company
The Tennessee Valley Winds
The Larry Keaton Theatre
And many more.
In addition to his impressive percussion performances, Matthew also plays electric and double bass, amongst other instruments, and has experience in jazz combos, big bands, popular music, and musical theatre settings.
Since a young age, Matthew Curley has always had a passion for music. As a recent graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education K-12, and a current graduate student at Middle Tennessee State University pursuing a Master of Arts in Percussion Performance, Matthew Curley has a bright future ahead of him as a talented musician and music educator. During this time, he has performed in a multitude of musical pieces in various venues across the country.
To learn more about Matthew Curley, his musical talents and experience, please browse through (link hidden) and use the contact form for additional information.
Additional Booking Notes
Depending on need, Matt will supply any needed instruments (within reason) and he will organize transportation and set-up
Influences & Inspiration
Matthew has a diverse background in the world of percussion, ranging from Jazz to Avant Garde music to Popular music to Orchestral percussion, and more. He is currently working on a Masters Degree in Percussion Performance at Middle Tennessee State University studying under Lalo Davila and Julie Davila, amongst other well-known musicians and director. Prior to studying at Middle Tennessee State University, Matthew received his Undergraduate Degree at Western Connecticut State University studying under David Smith and Patrick Smith.
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