When you meet Matt, ask him what is a viola d’amore? What exactly is a Boomer Sooner? What is his favorite baseball team?
Matthew Dane is a member of the Boulder Piano Quartet, serves as Principal Violist of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston, and is on the faculty at the University of Colorado. Chamber music festival appearances include OK Mozart, Portland (Maine), Chamber Music Quad Cities (Iowa), Ruby Mountains (Nevada), and Tanglewood. With the BPQ and Jon Manasse he has recorded quintets of Lowell Liebermann for Koch. In summers Dane performs in the Colorado Music Festival and teaches at the Texas Music Festival. Past teaching appointments include the University of Oklahoma and Metro State College of Denver. His Doctoral Document, which examines the teaching influence of Karen Tuttle, enjoys wide circulation among amateur and professional violists nationwide. Dane has served the viola community as Editor of the Journal of the American Viola Society and as a Viola Society Board member at both the local and national levels.