Education: D.M.A. University of Arizona
Double bassist and music technologist Robert Matheson incorporates elements of classical, jazz, and contemporary music into his original works. 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 western and midwestern United States.
Robert Matheson received a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in bass performance from the University of Arizona where he studied bass performance with Patrick Neher and music technology with Dr. Norman Weinberg and Dr. Craig Walsh. He previously studied bass performance 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 double bass, music technology, and musicology at Dixie State University and performs in the orchestra at Tuacahn Center for the Arts.
For more information about Dr. Matheson’s work, visit: www.robertmatheson.net