Matt Trkula received a B.M in Classical Guitar Performance from College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, a M.M. in Classical Guitar Performance and a M.M. in Music Education from George Mason University. He began his performing career at age 12 and has since performed across the country both as a soloist and with chamber groups. His playing has earned him numerous awards including the Oscar Ghiglia Scholarship and the Andres Segovia Scholarship, as well as prizes in several competitions including First Prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition and Forth Prize in the Music Teachers National Association Competition.
Mr. Trkula joined the Guitar Ensemble faculty in 2015 after serving as the Guitar Ensemble graduate assistant to Professor Larry Snitzler for two years.