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Matthew Geiger

East Tennesse State University
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Utilizing an eclectic musical approach, Dr. Matthew Geiger continues to champion both new and canonic works through performance, teaching, and research. Matthew is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Jazz and Percussion at Morehead State University where he coordinates the jazz and commercial music percussion programs, directs the marching percussion section, and works individually with all percussion and drum set majors. His recent performances have focused on solo vibraphone, both in the jazz idiom as well as contemporary twentieth-century repertoire.  He was named the winner of the 2013 International Solo Vibraphone Competition by the Percussive Arts Society. 

Matthew embraces a comprehensive approach to percussion through collaborations, including performance tours with the BlueSHIFT Percussion Quartet and regular performances with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra and Cave Run Symphony Orchestra.  A former performing member of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, he also served as an instructor for the DCI World Class Finalist corps, The Academy.  Along with a recent performance of solo works he commissioned for vibraphone, Matthew has premiered pieces by noted composers: Christopher Adler, Juri Seo, Glenn Kotche, Brian Nozny, Roger Zare and Ben Wahlund.  He has recorded for the Naxos and Mark Records label.  In 2017, Matthew completed his Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Kentucky.  Matthew Geiger is a Yamaha Performing Artist and educational artist for Innovative Percussion, Inc.