Matthew Younglove - Tenor Saxophone
A South Carolina native, Matthew Younglove is an emerging artist and teacher of the saxophone. He is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University, in Bowling Green, OH, where he is the saxophone teaching assistant for Dr. John Sampen. Prior to commencing his studies at BGSU he was a freelance teacher and performer in South Carolina, where he had established a private studio of 25 students. He recently created and directed the first annual Carolina Saxophone Camp, hosted by Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, SC. He regularly performs as both a soloist and chamber musician.
Younglove was a Presser Scholar and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina where earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance. He completed graduate studies at Northwestern University where he earned a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance. Younglove has had the opportunity to play with such ensembles as the South Carolina Philharmonic, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the Protégé Philharmonic. His principle teachers are Dr. Frederick Hemke, Dr. Clifford Leaman, and Dr. John Sampen. Younglove studied jazz with Bert Ligon, Kevin Jones, and most recently worked with Chicago jazz artist Greg Fishman.
Younglove embraces new music and has commissioned and premiered works by composers Ian Dicke, George Fetner, Simon Fink, Matt Fink, Andrew Hannon, Girard Kratz, Richard Maltz, David Maslanka, and Amy Williams. Younglove has been invited to perform as a guest artist at Western Carolina University as well as the University of North Carolina - Greensboro New Music Festival. As a member of the award-winning Assembly Quartet he frequently tours the US performing concerts and engaging in educational outreach performances in the public schools.