Faculty & Staff

Matt Trkula

Classical Guitar | Guitar Ensemble

Adjunct Applied Faculty

  • Classical Guitar
  • Guitar Ensemble

Education

  • B.M. Classical Guitar Performance, College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati
  • M.M. Performance, M.M. Education, George Mason University

Matt Trkula is a Washington DC based classical guitarist and teacher. He received a B.M in Classical Guitar Performance from College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, a M.M. in Classical Guitar Performance, and a M.M. in Music Education from George Mason University. He is a former student of Clare Callahan and Larry Snitzler, both students of Andres Segovia.

Mr. Trkula showed exceptional ability on the guitar at an early age and began his performing career at age 12. He has since performed across the country both as a soloist and with chamber groups, presenting recitals in a variety of venues ranging from concert halls to jazz clubs. His playing has earned him numerous awards including the Oscar Ghiglia Scholarship and the Andres Segovia Scholarship, as well as prizes in several competitions including First Prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition and Forth Prize in the Music Teachers National Association Competition.

Mr. Trkula joined the guitar ensemble faculty at George Mason in 2015 after serving as the Guitar Ensemble graduate assistant to Professor Larry Snitzler for two years. He will be teaching applied classical guitar beginning in fall 2016. In addition to his work at George Mason, Mr. Trkula teaches guitar for Fairfax County Public Schools at South Lakes High School and maintains an active private studio in Northern Virginia specializing in teaching classical guitar to young students. Mr. Trkula is also involved with several community outreach efforts, working regularly with local schools to arrange joint performances, conducting clinics and workshops, and taking Mason music students into the local community to perform.

Contact Mr. Trkula: mtrkula2@gmu.edu