I can't express enough my gratitude to you for your encouragement and everything you have helped me with... I know that you will continually be a special force in many people's lives.

- Joy Fellows (member, San Francisco Opera Orchestra)

     Matthew Dane is an inspired teacher! I always love to work with Dr. Dane's students because they are thoroughly technically prepared, musically expressive, and personally confident.

- Karen Ritscher (Professor, Manhattan School and NYU)


Dane earned tenure as Associate Professor of Viola at the University of Oklahoma (2000-2007), and was previously a teaching assistant at both Rice University's Shepherd School and Amherst College. More recently he has served as Visiting faculty at the University of Colorado and in an adjunct capacity at the Metropolitan State College of Denver.

In summers he currently teaches at Greenwood Music Camp in Cummington, Massachusetts and his own intensive "Boulder Violist Sessions" in June. Matt has served on the faculties of many summer festivals, including the Texas Music Festival, Heifetz Institute (Wolfeboro, NH), Green Mountain Festival (Burlington, VT), Musicorda (S. Hadley, MA), Sierra Festival (Mammoth Lakes, CA- for adult amateurs), Rocky Ridge Music Center, and the American Festival for the Arts (Houston, TX).

Masterclasses have been given at the 2010 National Suzuki Conference, 33rd International Viola Congress (Iceland), University of Houston, University of Arkansas, OK Mozart Festival, Brigham Young University, University of California- Santa Barbara, Arizona State University, University of Wisconsin, Florida State University, and the University of Colorado among others.

Dane has served as an adjudicator for national competitions including the Primrose International Viola Competition, and has judged many regional solo and chamber competitions as well.