Stephen Mattingly

 Dr. Stephen Mattingly is active as a soloist and with the Tantalus Quartet. His recording of Franz Schubert’s guitar chamber music was released under the auspices of the Presser Foundation. Stephen is a frequent performer, clinician, and adjudicator at prestigious guitar festivals including the Iserlohn Guitar Symposium in Germany, the Silesian Guitar Autumn in Poland, and the Guitar Foundation of America Convention.

Stephen enjoys a vibrant teaching career as Assistant Professor of Guitar at the University of Louisville, where he directs guitar studies, coordinates freshman music theory, and directs the Community Music Program. In addition, Stephen serves on several boards, including roles as the president of the Louisville Guitar Society and director for the University of Louisville Guitar Festival.

Stephen completed his Doctorate in Music at Florida State University with Bruce Holzman. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Eastman School of Music with Nicholas Goluses and completed additional studies in Europe at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold in Germany with Dale Kavanagh and the Accademia Chigiana in Italy with Oscar Ghiglia.

Dr. Mattingly’s publications are available through Chanterelle and Mel Bay. His CDs are available through ClearNote Publications and iTunes. Connect with Stephen on Facebook and at