As a professional tubist, Matt Hightower’s performance experience covers a wide range of chamber, orchestral, and solo music that spans three continents and nine countries. He is a
prizewinner of international solo competitions and has presented masterclasses to tuba/euphonium students around the world.
His growing list of solo residencies include Baylor University, Conservatory of Reykjavik (Iceland), Eastern Tennessee State University, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, the University of North Georgia, the University of Tennessee, the University of Texas, the 2019 International Tuba/Euphonium Conference, 2017 & 2018 South Central Regional Tuba/Euphonium Conferences, the 2015 & 2018 South East Regional Tuba/Euphonium Conferences, The United States Army Band Tuba/Euphonium Workshop in Arlington, VA and the Xi Xiang Music Valley (China) among others.
He is the tubist with the University of Kentucky Faculty Brass Quintet and has also performed with the Corpus Christi Brass Quintet, the Kingsville Brass Quintet, the Lexington Philharmonic Brass Quintet, the Mirari Brass Quintet, and the Atlas Tuba Quartet.
Many of Matt's arrangements and original works are published through Potenza Music and Absolute Brass Publishing. He is also a composer for Fannin Musical Productions. Matt is a B&S performing artist.
Piccolo Suite - Pierre Max Dubois
I. Prelude, II. Air, III. Polka
Follow the Leader - Mike D'Ambrosio
Re(in)spiration - Lee Sanders
Food For Thought - James Grant
I. 5-Hydroxytryptamine (serotonin), II. Adrenaline
When All Else Fails...(Take Your Time) - Jacob Thiede
Jabberwocky - David Gillingham