Matthew GouldProf. Dr. Matthew Gould
Director of Guitar Studies
(705) 566-8101, ext. 7745Matthew Gould holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Chamber Music from Arizona State University studying with Frank Koonce, a Masters of Music degree from the University of Arizona studying with Tom Patterson, and a Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University studying with Manuel Barrueco, He is active as a performer, scholar and teacher, and as an artist living in the 21st-century, concertizes internationally performing music by living composers with recordings that often celebrate new works for guitar composed specifically for him including works for violin and guitar (Duo46), double concertos, and modular trios with mandolin (Grammy Nominated and Deutsche Gramophone recording artist Avi Avital, Israel), clarinet (Dr. Jana Starling, Western University Canada), cello (Erich Oskar Hueter, Austria), and piano (Dr. Nathanael May, Missouri State University, USA). Commissioned scores are available with Les Productions D’Oz (Canada) in a Duo46 Collection, and Sconfinarte (Italy).

Performance highlights include concerts in Austria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, and Turkey with notable appearances at the Kennedy Center, Herbst Theater, Guitar Foundation of America (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oberlin Conservatory, University of Georgia), International Clarinet Association Clarinet Fest, College Music Society, Hermoupolis International Guitar Festival in Greece, New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes, and soundSCAPE Music Festival in Italy with radio broadcasts via European Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, British Broadcasting Corporation, and New Zealand Radio.

Distinguished ensemble residency work includes clinics at Harvard, Berkeley, Uludag Conservatory Turkey, Hochschule for Musik Wurzburg, Student Composers Inc., Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Birmingham Art Music Alliance, and the American Composers Forum. Awards include two Barlow Foundation Commissioning grants with composers Geoffrey Gordon (USA) and Michael Quell (Germany) and a CBC Radio 2 Commission with composer John Oliver (Canada), ENCORE Performance Grants from the American Composers Forum with composer John Mayrose (USA), touring sponsorship of Chile from the American Embassy, Feline Shouse Chamber Music Fellowship at Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, and Duo46 ensemble showcase for Chamber Music America.

As a scholar, Dr. Gould  has presented papers on “Composing for Guitar” at San Francisco Conservatory, UC Berkeley, CSU Fresno, and the Vittadini School of Music (Italy) . Recordings are available on Albany Records (Aires de Sefarad, Psuedosynthesis), Summit Records (Untaming the Fury), Guitar Plus Records (Homage to the ‘50s), Meyer-Media (Fables, Forms and Fears), Centaur Records (The Guitar Music of Karl Korte), Kyra Records (Artist Around The World Perform Stephen Funk Pearson), Revello (Winter and Construction), NEOS (Music of Max Keller and Marcella Pavis) garnering positive reviews from American Record Guide, Gramophone, Strad Magazine, Fanfare, Classical Guitar, Guitar Review and Soundboard among others.

Formerly Assistant Professor at Eastern Mediterranean University on the island of Cyprus, Arizona State University, and University of Memphis, Dr. Gould was recently appointed Director of Guitar Studies at Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario. Matt says,

The Cambrian Guitar program is unique in Ontario. And I share a common experience with the incoming students – playing acoustic and electric guitar by ear or tab, in a band, as a teenager. My introduction to the classical guitar occurred in college and it changed my life. Besides the obvious choice of music I currently perform and record, the study of classical music – theory, history, business – will give one the edge needed to become a successful, working musician in the 21st-century – regardless of what style of music one chooses to pursue. Cambrian College will give you this edge.




Allan Yzereef Allan Yzereef Jr. earned his Masters degree in guitar performance from the University of Ottawa, studying with renowned guitarist/composer Patrick Roux, his Bachelors degree from Laurentian University studying under world renowned guitarist Philip Candelaria and received his diploma from Cambrian College under the direction of both Philip Candelaria and Louis Trepanier. Allan has received numerous awards including a first place award at the Ontario provincial competition held in Hamilton, Ontario and second place award representing Ontario at the National Competition of Canada held in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.Allan has participated in master classes conducted by renowned guitarists Fabio Zanon, Benjamin Verdery, Jeffery Mcfadden, Steven Rollins, Andrew Zohn, Johann Fostier, Robert Kubica and Alvin Tung, receiving many compliments for his technical abilities and musical achievements.Allan is currently on the music faculties of both Cambrian College and Laurentian University and serves as the guitar coordinator for the annual Kiwanis music festival. For more information, please visit
Keenan ComartinKeenan Comartin holds a Master of Music degree in Guitar Performance from the University of Ottawa with Patrick Rouix, Diploma in Music Performance from Cambrian College with Phil Candelaria, and Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. He has participated in master classes with world renowned guitarists including  Sergio Assad, Fabio Zanon, Arturo Parra, Rémi Boucher, Jacques Chandonnet, Denis Poliquin, Paul-André Gagnon, Jean Vallière, Robert Kubica, Jeffrey McFadden, and Patrick Kearney with compliments on style, originality and musicality. Keenan currently teaches at Cambrian College and for the Rainbow District School Board.