Matthew McCauley studied bass at Oberlin Conservatory with Jacque Posselle and Diane Meisel, electronic music with John Meisel, jazz theory and bass with Jeff Fuller, and improvisational music with cellist David Darling. Matt is a certified improvisational music teacher (MFP) who is as comfortable with classical orchestral repertory as he is with contra-dance music. Matt has performed with the Peruvian National Symphony Orchestra, Wallingford Symphony Orchestra, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Salt Marsh Opera Company, Spirit of Broadway Theater, and Norma Terris Theater—Goodspeed at Chester. As a pit musician and vocalist, Matt performs locally with community, professional theaters, and church groups.
Matt is a Salt Marsh Opera Board Trustee and founding member of Artists for World Peace.
Matt has been on the CMS faculty since 2004 and teaches on Mondays.