B.Mus (Honours - Jazz Saxophone)
Matt Oulton is an emerging saxophonist on the Adelaide music scene.
Born in Adelaide but raised in Mount Gambier, Matt picked up the saxophone at age eleven, gravitating towards the tenor. By the time he was fourteen, Matt was playing at small functions around the Limestone Coast as well as busking regularly.
In 2010 Matt moved to Adelaide to complete his high-school education and studied at Brighton Secondary School as a part of the South Australian Special Interest Music Program. Matt graduated from Brighton in 2011 with SACE merits in both solo and ensemble performance, placing him within the top 2% of the state for each subject. Matt began his studies at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in 2012 and completed his Bachelor of Music specialising in Jazz Performance in 2015 with Honours.
Matt’s time intensively studying music has given him experience in a vast number of styles and ensembles including big bands, concert bands, quartets, pop groups, jazz combos, studio bands, even as a soloist with a symphony orchestra. Matt’s big band experience includes time as a member in Jazz SA’s Superband 1, The Elder Conservatorium Big Band, as well as being a current member of the Adelaide Big Band. Matt has had the privilege of studying with some of Australia’s best musicians and educators include Adam Page, James Muller, Dusty Cox and Graeme Lyall.
In 2012, Matt began teaching saxophone privately and has been building up his teaching credentials since then. Matt has tutored at the South Australian Music Camp and currently teaches saxophone and clarinet at Scotch College as well as privately around Adelaide.
In 2015, Matt begun to explore composition and formed his quartet, which was selected as one of COMA’s emerging artists, and debuted playing original compositions of Matt’s.
Matt currently teaches and performs in and around Adelaide in a variety of groups.
For any questions – call 0438 888 921 or email MatthewJOulton@gmail.com
These details were last updated on November 3, 2016