The award-winning saxophonist and educator Matthew Younglove he has given concerts and recitals in the united States, France, Croatia and the United Kingdom. She is currently part of the faculty of the Technological University of Tennessee as an assistant professor of saxophone. In addition, he has served on the faculty of Wayne State University and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Among his previous positions include the Coordinator of Music Competitions Camera to the Section of Michigan (MMTA) of the MTNA and founding director of the Carolina Saxophone Camp (now Assembly Quartet Saxophone Workshop).
Younglove is a fellow Presser and graduated Summa Cum Laude at the University of South Carolina, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Interpretation of the Saxophone studying with the distinguished professor Clifford Leaman, award-winning Michael J. Mungo. He has a Doctorate in Musical Arts specializes in contemporary music for the Bowling Green State University, where he was assistant professor of saxophone of the distinguished professor John Sampen, and a Master of Music in saxophone from the Northwestern University, where he studied with Frederick Hemke, professor of saxophone Louis and Elsie Snydacker Eckstein. He studied jazz improvisation with Bert Ligons and Kevin Jones.
Dr. Younglove has been invited as a guest artist and clinician at several universities throughout the country, such as the University of Michigan, State University, Minot, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the University of Tennessee, the University of Lawrence, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Oakland University, Howard Payne University, the State University Tarleton, the School of Art and Humanities of the Governor of South Carolina, the University of Carolina Western, the Bowling Green State University and the University of Mississippi.
Recent research Younglove, which has culminated with the publication of his doctoral thesis, he explores the intersection between improvisation free jazz and contemporary classical music, notably in the new works for saxophone composers Alex Mincek and Eric Wubbels, the Wet Ink Ensemble, based in New York. His research examines how the music for saxophone from these two composers to explore the use of structures, repetitive, and techniques extended according to the influence of the improvisers of free-jazz (that is to say, Bunky Green, Ornette Coleman, Evan Parker and Tyshawn Sorey) and provides a reference to the interpreters for many of the difficult combinations of techniques, extended.
As a member of the award-winning Assembly Quartet, made frequent tours of the U.S. and abroad, giving concerts and participating in performances of educational outreach. Matthew Younglove is a Conn-Selmer Artist, Clinician, playing exclusively saxophones Selmer (Paris), and a Vandoren Artist-Clinician.
As an expert interpreter of contemporary music, Younglove have been commissioned and/or premiered works by numerous composers, among them Jon Anderson, Matthew Browne, Ian Dicke, Franco Donatoni, George Fetner, Simon Fink, Ruby Fulton, Claudio Gabriele, Anthony Green, Kurt Isaacson, Girard Kratz, David Maslanka, Marc Mellits, Elise Roy, Chris Rutkowski, Bill Ryan, Baljinder Sekhon, Carlos Simon, Marilyn Shrude, Benjamin Taylor, Gregory Wanamaker, Amy Williams, and Eric Wubbels.
She has performed with ensembles such as the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, the Flint Symphony Orchestra, the Charleston (SC) Symphony Orchestra, the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist she has performed with the Bowling Green State University Wind Symphony, Wayne State University Wind Symphony, Minot Symphony Orchestra, Florence (SC) Symphony Orchestra, the Motor City Symphony Orchestra, International Symphony Orchestra, Wayne State University Symphony Orchestra, Oakland Symphony Orchestra, University of Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Wayne State University Concert Band and Warren (MI) Concert Band.