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Dr. Matthew Gould - Cambrian College. Sudbury, ON, CA

Dr. Matthew Gould Dr. Matthew Gould

Director of Guitar Studies | Cambrian College

Sudbury, ON, CANADA

Dr. Matthew Gould is an expert guitar player, instructor and internationally renowned musician.






The Sudbury Guitar Trio - Toccata for Tommy by Allan Segall Sonata 46 - Duo46 (Violin and Guitar) Quintessence - Duo46 (Violin and Guitar) Venn Music 2 - Duo46 (Violin and Guitar with Piano)




Dr. Matthew Gould has been described as a "guitarist capable of giving performances of great beauty, enthusiasm and control" by EMI recording artist and former teacher, Manuel Barrueco.

Matthew began teaching himself to play guitar at age twelve, and at twenty, having had only two years of formal guitar training, was awarded a substantial scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory of Music, receiving the Hos Award for Excellence in Guitar Performance by the Peabody Guitar Faculty upon graduation.

After completing his undergraduate degree in performance, Matt accepted a teaching assistantship to the University of Arizona.

After receiving his Doctorate in Chamber Music from Arizona State University, Matt moved to the island of Cyprus to teach at Eastern Mediterranean University, before returning to the US to continue their musical activities closer to home.

Outside of academics, Gould is also part of an international touring ensemble with violinist Beth Ilana Schneider-Gould.

As artists living in the 21st-century, they embrace music by living composers and their performances and recordings celebrate new chamber music.

He has also worked and toured alongside Grammy nominated Deutsche-Gramophone Recording artist Avi Avital, Dr. Jana Starling, Western University, Erich Oskar and Dr. Nathanael May, among others.

Industry Expertise (5)


Training and Development


Performing Arts

Writing and Editing

Areas of Expertise (8)

Live Performances

International Performing/Touring

Suzuki Guitar

Classical Guitar

Guitar Ensembles

Chamber Music

Online Music Instruction

Collaborative Guitar

Accomplishments (2)

Hos Award for Excellence in Guitar Performance (professional)

Award given by faculty recognising artistic excellence.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio 2 Commissioning Grant (professional)

Awarded for “On Freedom,” an electro-acoustic work for Violin and Guitar by John Oliver,

Education (3)

Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University: Bachelor of Music, Guitar Performance 1991

The University of Arizona: Masters Degree, Classical Guitar Performance 1997

Arizona State University: Doctor of Musical Arts, Chamber Music with Guitar 2002