Dr. Robert Matheson

Neher Portrait Dr. Robert Matheson is Assistant Professor of Music at Dixie State University where he teaches double bass and music technology. In his solo performances, he achieves a fluid interaction between acoustic and electro-acoustic music. His performance setup allows him to perform live electro-acoustic music while maintaining the integrity of the natural, acoustic sound of the bass. Robert has performed with ensembles representing a wide range of musical genres, including the Ironwood Duo, Portable Masterpieces, and the Tucson Chamber Orchestra. Solo and ensemble performances have taken him throughout the United States and to Europe. Robert Matheson received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Arizona where he studied bass performance with Patrick Neher and electro-acoustic composition and performance practice with Dr. Craig Walsh and Dr. Norman Weinberg. He previously studied with Barry Green at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Dr. David Young at California State University, Long Beach. Robert lives in Saint George, Utah where he teaches at Dixie State University and performs in the orchestra at Tuacahn Center for the Arts.