Matthew ElgartPasadena Conservatory of Music - Faculty
...Matthew Elgart - Guitar/Theory/Composition Matthew Elgart earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Guitar Performance and a Masters of Fine Arts in Guitar Performance from the University of California at Los Angeles.He received a Doctorate of Musical Arts (Composition and Theory) from Claremont Graduate School.He
is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the National Endowment for the Arts America Touring Roster
and the California Arts Council Touring Grants
, and most recently a joint commissioning grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
performances have taken him all over the world.He is the founder of the Elgart/Yates Guitar Duo.His
publications include "Sinfonia," a CD published by the California Guitar Archives, "Left" for four guitars, published by California Guitar Archives, (Los Angeles, 1993), "Prepared Guitar Techniques", a book published by California Guitar Archives, (Los Angeles, 1990), among others.His
recordings are available on Bridge Records, TR Records, and Stately Rage Records.In addition to his work at the Conservatory, Dr. Elgart is Head of the Classical Guitar Department at California State University at Los Angeles . Dr. Elgart has taught at PCM since 1998.