Matthew Hough is a composer, guitarist, professor and music theorist currently living in Brooklyn, New York.
Hough's achievements as a composer include commissions from Iktus Percussion, Yarn/Wire, Loadbang, Red Light New Music and the Freeport, New York school district. He has received awards and grants from New Music USA, the Sally Mead Hands Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Minnesota Orchestra and the New York Youth Symphony.
Hough's work as a guitarist includes six years with the band Zs, which he co-founded in 2000. He has also performed with the Wet Ink Ensemble, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Dither Guitar Quartet, Columbia Composers Ensemble and Matthew Welch's Blarvuster.
Hough's writing has appeared in the journal Guitar Review and the Ear To Mind Newspaper.
Hough holds a DMA in composition from the Manhattan School of Music, where his primary teachers were Reiko Fueting and Nils Vigeland. Hough currently teaches composition, music theory, ear training and music appreciation at several colleges and universities.