Guitarist and Composer Matthew Cochran performs new music, old music, popular music and unpopular music. He has been praised for his “commanding stage presence” by Soundboard magazine and "strong, nuanced, textured performances” by Classical Guitar Magazine. Cochran is establishing a unique repertoire for the guitar with his own original works and with his collaborations with exciting compositional voices.
In addition to his many classical guitar recordings, Cochran frequently writes and performs music for electric guitars and electronics. He has premiered electric guitar works by Steve Reich, Max Richter and Jacob TV. An in-demand educator, Cochran has presented at festivals, performing arts high schools and universities throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada. Dr. Cochran is guitar instructor and director of popular music ensembles at Interlochen Arts Academy, where he also directs the Interlochen Classical Guitar Summer Intensive.