Matthew Nunes (b. 14 December 1991, Omaha, Neb.) is an American composer and euphonist.
Matthew earned his bachelor’s degree in music composition from the University of Central Florida studying with composer Christopher Marshall. He earned his master's in euphonium performance at Montclair State University studying with Derek Fenstermacher. His former teachers include Dr. Gail Robertson, Robin Sisk, and Tim Van Dam.
Mr. Nunes aims to improve the relationship between performer, composer, and audience. In 2017 he advanced to both the Northeast Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference's Mock Band Audition finals and the Leonard Falcone International Tuba-Euphonium Festival's Euphonium Artist semi-finals. Matthew was the 2012/2013 UCF Concerto Aria Competition Winner for Band – earning the distinction of being the first euphonium player to win since his former teacher Dr. Gail Robertson in over twenty years.
Matthew is a published composer with two unaccompanied works for euphonium: Ashe and Dies Irave as well as Flurry for flute quartet (or ensemble). In 2014 his band piece Second Strike won the Phi Mu Alpha Mu Eta Chapter Composition Competition and was premiered by the Space Coast Wind Symphony. In April of 2016 his Concerto for Euphonium and Wind Band was premiered by Dr. Gail Robertson and the Little Rock Wind Symphony. In January of 2017 he was selected as runner-up in the Mid- America Freedom Band’s Call for Proposals.
Matthew has taught as part of the band staff at Space Coast Junior/Senior High School in Brevard County, Florida, until 2015 and has taught private composition and euphonium lessons.
Works for Winds
- all, before, 17, and more (2018)
- Concerto for Euphonium and Wind Band (2016)
- In League with Extraordinary Women (2017)
- Second Strike (2014)
- Suite for Band (2018)
- We cannot always paint flowers... (2018)
- Matthew Nunes website Accessed 28 November 2018