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Matthew Denman is a Pepe Romero String Artist, the Assistant Professor of Guitar at Oklahoma City University, and the director of Guitar at Classen School of Advanced Studies. He directs the Celedonio Romero Guitar Institute and has served as the Director of Education for the Guitar Foundation of America.


 His programs have received top prizes at competitions, including three awards from the Guitar Foundation of America. He is one of three recipients of the GFA/Augustine Award for Excellence in Guitar Education. Bill Swick mentions him twice in the Oxford Press Publication, Building an Award-Winning Guitar Program. Matthew's students have won top prizes at many top-tier competitions, including the Eastman Concerto Competition, the GFA ensemble competition, the Haire Classical Guitar competition, etc. Alumni of Matthew's programs have gone on to have successful programs in music and other disciplines. 


Matthew has often been a featured performer and conductor for music festivals and a guest clinician for several institutions, including Beijing Central Conservatory, Chamber Art Madrid, and Artist in Residence for the New Mexico Guitar Society.


 Matthew is a guitarist, composer, and songwriter who has toured Asia, Europe, and the US. He has often been a featured performer and conductor for music festivals. Les Productions d'OZ publishes Matthew's music. 


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"He is a rare and special individual, and we are fortunate that he has chosen to devote his substantial talents to classical guitar and educating our young people."
Matthew Hinsley

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