Stephen Mattingly

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stephen-mattinglyStephen Mattingly has been warmly received by audiences in the United States and Europe as a soloist and as a founding member of the Tantalus Quartet whose first CD was released in July 2007. His performances have aired on television and radio programs across the United States including KOLO, KUNR, WFLA, WLKY, and NPR affiliates. Stephen has performed on numerous concert series including those of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Valdosta State University.

The 2009-10 concert season brings Stephen back to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as he performs in a Gala Concert with the Grawemeyer Players of the University of Louisville. As recipient of the prestigious Theodore Presser Award, he recorded the complete guitar chamber music by Franz Schubert. Dr. Mattingly’s performance editions of these works are available internationally through Chanterelle Verlag.

In addition to his performing career, Stephen is Convention Manager for the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) where he coordinates one of North America’s largest guitar events. He is also the Director of the University of Louisville Guitar Festival and Competition, which is held annually in historic Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Mattingly also enjoys a vibrant career directing classical guitar studies at the University of Louisville and Bellarmine University in Kentucky where he teaches guitar and music theory courses. Prior to this appointment, he was a Visiting Adjunct Professor at the Florida State University, Chipola College, and Bainbridge College. Dr. Mattingly frequently writes on issues of guitar pedagogy and history. Soundboard magazine published his article on Schubert and the Guitar in its fall 2007 issue.

Dr. Mattingly has been a guest lecturer or faculty member at various conferences including the GFA Convention, the Iserlohn Guitar Symposium in Germany, the Acadia International Guitar Festival in Canada, and the College Music Society.

Stephen earned a Doctorate in Music at the Florida State University under the instruction of renowned pedagogue Bruce Holzman. He also completed a two-year residence in Germany where he was awarded an Artist Diploma while studying with Dale Kavanagh at the Hochschule für Musik in Dortmund. His studies also include masterclasses with Oscar Ghiglia at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy.

Prior to his work in Europe, Stephen studied with Nicholas Goluses at the esteemed Eastman School of Music where he earned a Master’s and a Bachelor Degree with distinction, a Certificate in Arts Leadership, and a Performer’s Certificate.

Recordings by Stephen Mattingly and by the Tantalus Quartet are available online at iTunes, CD Baby, and ClearNote Publications.