Tubist Matthew Gaunt enjoys a varied career as a performer and educator. He has recorded and toured internationally as a member of Burning River Brass, Proteus 7, and Boston Brass. He has also performed with Empire Brass, Center City Brass Quintet, Rhythm & Brass, Chicago Chamber Musicians, and the Millar Brass Ensemble. He is currently acting principal tuba for the Milwaukee Symphony. He has also performed in concerts and tours with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Lyric Opera, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Ballet, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarasota Opera, and many regional orchestras in New England and around Chicago. He has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician at festivals such as Tanglewood, Ravinia, Blossom, Chautauqua, and Music Masters MMCK.
Formerly visiting assistant professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Gaunt also has served on the faculties of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, South Shore Conservatory, and Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. Since moving to the Midwest he has served on the faculties of the VanderCook College of Music and the Peck School for the Arts at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He received a bachelor’s degree in tuba performance from Boston University and has studied with J. Samuel Pilafian, Gary Ofenloch, and Chester Schmitz.