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Withstood - Matthew Denman
Performed at the
2023 Troy Guitar Festival

"This makes me want to travel to Oklahoma. Not sure if you are trying to capture the sound of the American Midwest but to me this was a beautiful moment of open skies, and prairie"

Mark Hillard Wilson 

Director of the Guitar Orchestra of Seattle

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New Recordings

I want to congratulate my former students, Collin Holloway, Alfredo Vázquez, and Thomas Wheeler on their new recordings.

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"People genuinely like him [Denman} and want to spend time with him. Others want to study with him or hear him perform. They are anxious to hear his new compositions... His positive attitude is contagious. 

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"Matt has a magnetism brought about, I think, by his sheer passion to provide the greatest opportunities he can for the young people of Oklahoma." Matthew Hinsley

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“Young people love community. They love to have fun with their peers,” Denman says. “The camp helps provide that atmosphere.”



Featured on cover of Soundboard Magazine

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Here is my arrangement of Elowen's Light by Jaime Whitmarsh, performed by my OCU students Brandon Brown, Matthew Elder, and myself at the Troy Guitar Festival this past weekend. The music is from a video game that is yet to be released. Elowen's Light is a heartfelt story of recovery, finding your place, and the power of supportive loved ones. Your expanding home provides more opportunities to help the curious creatures you encounter in this procedurally generated endless world that adapts to your skill level. Enjoy zero-stress platforming.

I encourage you to wishlist the game on steam at this link.



Canterbury Voices mixes unlikely musical styles in season opener 'Bluegrass and Blue Jeans'

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Lukasz Kuropacewski, Matt Denman Interviews, Ravel, Giuliani, & more

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PICTURE ON A TRAIN Matthew Denman This is a sub­stantial work,... The score tells a story: there’s mist, a train, its whistle,... I feel a good ensemble could make magic out of this «intermediate» piece. (Classical Guitar Magazine)

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 “Matt Denman is a perfect example of the typical, consummate modern classical guitarist. He is a performer, composer, educator, and overall ambassador for the position our popular instrument holds in Western culture,”  


Celedonio Romero
Guitar Institute 2022

A Triumphant Return

The post pandemic Celedonio Romero Institute brings successful alumni and fresh new talent back to Oklahoma City University for what might be the most important Spanish Guitar Institute in the United States. 

The institute attracts competition winners, rising stars, old friends, aficionados, and enthusiasts to come and work together in a non-competitive but intensive and demanding environment. 

"I still have yet to find another festival that has formed a family of attendees in the way that this one has and suspect that there is a chance that I may never find another quite like this one." 

Gwenyth Aggelar

 More information available at

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