Matthew Coley

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Four critically acclaimed solo albums released; described as "high level, world-class, luminous performing!"
First (and only) American to place in a WORLD MARIMBA COMPETITION (5th WMC, Stuttgart, Germany, 2008).
Winner of prizes at several other competitions, including PASIC Marimba Concerto Competition (1st/2000), MTNA Solo Percussion Competition (1st/2001), and WAMSO/Minnesota Orchestra Concerto Competition (3rd/2005).
Founding Executive Director of Heartland Marimba, producing more than 40 events a season!
85 concerts and master classes performed during the 2015-16 season; locations included Switzerland, Canada, Germany, Dallas, NYC, and San Diego and San Jose, CA!











Matthew will perform Bjorn Berkhout's marimba concerto, Tides and Riptides for Marimba, Wooblocks, and Orchestra, with the Queer Urban Orchestra in NYC in May, 2019!


During the 2018-2019 season Matthew performs on cimbalom with the Middleton Community Orchestra and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.


During the 2017-2018 season Heartland Marimba had more than 60 events!!


The Heartland Marimba Quartet just reached its 70th performance together in just 2 years.


Clocks in Motion has four tours in the 2018-2019 season bringing them to perform in WI, IN, MN, IA, MI, PA, and OH. Additionally, they premiered a new micro-concerto for piano and percussion quartet by David Colson!


Matthew performs his Bach, WTCii project at solo concerts at Millikin University, Kansas State University, and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 2019.


Matthew will record his composition, Elucidatrix, with the Radford University Percussion Ensemble in 2019.






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