A South Carolina native, Matthew Younglove is an emerging artist and teacher of the saxophone. He currently serves on the faculty of Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, and is pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University, in Bowling Green, OH, where he is the saxophone teaching assistant for Dr. John Sampen. Additionally, he has served on the faculties of the University of South Carolina and Edinboro University of Pennsylvannia.
Younglove was a Presser Scholar and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina where earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance. He completed graduate studies at Northwestern University where he earned a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance. His principle teachers include Connie Akers, Frederick Hemke, Clifford Leaman, and John Sampen.
Younglove embraces new music and has commissioned and premiered works by composers Ian Dicke, George Fetner, Simon Fink, Kurt Isaacson, Girard Kratz, David Maslanka, Marilyn Shrude, Benjamin Taylor, Amy Williams, and Eric Wubbels. As a member of the award-winning Assembly Quartet he frequently tours the US performing concerts and engaging in educational outreach performances. Matthew Younglove is a Conn-Selmer Artist Clinician, and plays Selmer (Paris) saxophones exclusively.