- Bachelor of Arts, Guitar Performance, Pensacola Christian College
- Master of Music, Guitar Performance, Florida State University
Matt Cosgrove has been playing the guitar since the summer of 1990. Matt’s guitar playing has been nationally televised on the Rejoice Broadcast Network serving in both solo and accompaniment roles. Matt placed first in the annual commencement contest at Pensacola Christian College (PCC) and performed for nearly 5,000 people watching live and by close circuit television in adjacent auditoriums. Matt has performed with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and performs regularly with the Kalamazoo Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra.
Matt received a Bachelor of Arts in guitar performance from PCC. He also received a Master of Music in Guitar performance from Florida State University. Matt’s major teachers have included Bruce Holzman, Joe Stallings, Steven Walter, and George Yeatman. While at PCC, he studied chamber music with Daisy and Alberto Jaffe. He has also performed in the Master Classes of Juan Mercadel, Ricardo Cobo, David Tanenbaum, Stephen Robinson, Jorge Caballero, Douglas James, Lorenzo Micheli, Adam Holzman, Oscar Ghiglia, and Jeremy Jouve. He completed two
sessions of the National Teacher Training Workshop in Austin and St. Louis in the
summer of 2015 and 2016.
Matt has taught at the college level since January 2000. He taught guitar, bowed string instruments, and music theory full-time at Pensacola Christian College until 2006. He has also taught at Pensacola Junior College, Grand Rapids Community College, and Cornerstone University. Matt moved to the Kalamazoo area in July of 2011 and is currently teaching at Kalamazoo College, Crescendo Academy of Music, and out of his home office. He is the conductor of the Guitar Parlor Ensemble and the executive and artistic director of Kalamazoo Classical Guitar. For more information visit www.kcguitar.org and www.cgstudio.us.
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