William & Mary

Matthew Gold

Instructor of Classical Bass

Office: Ewell B54
Email: [[magold]]


Matt Gold fell in love with the double bass when he began playing the instrument at the age of nine. He went on to study with John Chiego at the University of Memphis on a full scholarship, and later with the distinguished bass pedagogue Lawrence Hurst at Indiana University where he earned a Masters Degree in Music Performance. While at IU, Matt also had the privilege of working with Bruce Bransby, former Principal Bass of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Stanley Richie, the world-renowned Baroque violinist. Matt has been a tenured member of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and has played with the Louisiana Philharmonic and Virginia Symphony Orchestras. Nowadays, he can frequently be seen on stage at Richmond's Carpenter Theatre with the Richmond Symphony. 

Matt has always had a strong interest in a variety of eclectic styles. In high school, he began rock and jazz lessons on guitar and studied jazz bass at the University of Memphis with Tim Goodwin, formerly of the Kennedy Center "Jazz Ambassadors" program. Matt has also taken composition lessons from Prix deRome winner Kamran Ince. He currently plays double bass in Goldrush, a Richmond-based rock band. 

A dedicated teacher, Matt is a classical bass instructor at the College of William & Mary and the Omaha Conservatory of Music Summer Institute, alongside a very successful studio of private bass students. When he is not making music, Matt loves to go on runs through Richmond's beautiful Museum District with his wife, Treesa Gold, violinist, and their two dogs, Ringo and Rubeus.