Southeast Missouri State University  -  Department of Music
Matt Yount
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Matt Yount is a full-time instructor of music at Southeast who first joined the faculty in 2003.  He serves as the departmentís collaborative pianist, coaching chamber music, coordinating recitals, and appearing in recital performances with students and faculty.  Yount also performs with guest artists who come to Southeast for appearances in concerts, recitals, or master classes.  In August 2009, he gave his first solo piano recital as a member of the Southeast faculty, performing works by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Prokofiev and Moszkowski.  In March 2008, he appeared as a concerto soloist with the Southeast Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the Poulenc Double Piano Concerto and Saint-Saensí Carnival of the Animals.  In addition to his primary role as collaborative pianist, Mr. Yount also teaches Music Appreciation and Jazz Appreciation courses for the music department, and since 1996 has taught private piano lessons through the Southeast Music Academy.  Yount was recognized for his excellent classroom teaching with the Success in Scholarship, Sports and Service Award in November 2006 and, more recently, he was awarded the College of Liberal Arts Faculty Honors Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Creative Activity for 2011. 

A Southeast alumnus, Yount holds three degrees including diplomas in both music and mathematics.  As an undergraduate, he studied piano with Jim Sifferman and with professor emeritus John Shelton, winning honors in local and statewide collegiate piano competitions.  More recently, Yount has also studied piano independently as a student of Jean-Louis Haguenauer and Reiko Neriki at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and has appeared in recital there in March 2009.  He can also be heard performing with Southeastís Faculty Jazz Quintet locally in the Cape Girardeau area. Concert highlights from the 2012-13 academic year at Southeast will include faculty recital programs with colleagues Dr. Robert Conger, Dr. Marc Fulgham, Ms. Lori Shaffer, Mr. Paul Thompson, and a recital of opera scenes with Southeast's four voice faculty members.

As Southeast faculty, Mr. Yount maintains an active performing career and has appeared in concert as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber music performer.  He also appears with visiting artists and teachers who come to the Southeast campus for recital appearances, concerts, or master classes.  During the past few years, he has collaborated with following visiting artists:

 *Ian Clarke
     -flute, composer and International Miyazawa artist

*Paul Edmund-Davies
-flute, principal flutist with London Symphony Orchestra

*Jeffrey Hoover
     -saxophone, chairman of fine, performing & applied arts at Illinois Central College

*Robert D. Jordan
     -bassoon, U. S. Air Force Band of Mid-America

*Claire Kuebler
     -flute, Yamaha Performing Artist, faculty from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

*Carla Lefevre
     -soprano, professor of music from University of North Carolina, Greensboro

*Leslie Marrs
-flute, professor of music from Drake University

*Frederick Martell
     -tenor, artistic director of the New York Opera Project

*Shelly Monier
-flute, instructor of flute at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

*Timothy Phillips
     -clarinet, professor of music from Troy University

*Scott Plugge
     -saxophone, professor of music from Sam Houston State University

*Jared Prost
     -trumpet, D.M.A. candidate from University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory

*Liesl Schoenberger
     -violin, artist diploma candidate from Yale University

*Dan Silver
     -clarinet, professor of music from University of Colorado, Boulder

*Caroline Taylor
     -saxophone, professor of music from Ouachita Baptist University

*Gary Whitman
     -clarinet, professor of music from Texas Christian University

Matt Yount, piano, collaborating with violinist Lu Yan in recital in
Southeast's Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Recital Hall, April 2010



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