Matthew Nelson is Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Louisville, where he performs with the Louisville Winds woodwind quintet and the Grawemeyer Players contemporary music ensemble. He has performed as guest principal clarinet with the Virginia and Utah Symphonies, and his performances throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan include international competitions and premieres. He maintains an international profile as both performer and pedagogue, with recent engagements as an invited professor on the faculties of the Beyond the Music International Chamber Music Festival and the Curso Internacional “Eduardo Ocón” in Spain.
Prior to his appointment at the UofL, Nelson held the position of principal clarinet with the Utah Chamber Orchestra (Ballet West). He served on the faculty of Utah Valley University for five years, where he was a founding member of the critically acclaimed Alpine Chamber Winds woodwind quintet. He was a Nova Chamber Music Series artist from 2011