In addition to the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Matthew is also a member of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, assistant principal bass in the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and principal bass in the Battle Creek Symphony. He has also performed with a variety of ensembles throughout Michigan, including the Grand Rapids Symphony and the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra. Before moving to Michigan, he was a member of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra and the Evansville Philharmonic.

Originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, Matthew began playing bass at age 11 when he signed up for the school orchestra without an instrument preference and the orchestra needed another bassist. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Louisville, and was also briefly pursuing an undergraduate degree in mathematics at Louisville before moving to Michigan for graduate studies at Michigan State University. At Michigan State, he received a Master's of Music and is currently finishing a Doctorate of the Musical Arts in Performance.

In addition to his orchestral and chamber performances, Matthew also enjoys exploring solo repertoire both new and old. At UofL and MSU, he collaborated with several composers on the writing and premieres of new solo and chamber works, and as part of his DMA he transcribed a variety of 17th and early 18th century viola da gamba repertoire for bass.

Outside of music, Matthew enjoys playing chess at an astoundingly mediocre level, cycling, playing role-playing and strategy games, and reading fantasy and science fiction books.