DEldon Matlick is Professor of Horn at the University of Oklahoma School of Music where his duties also include coordinating brass chamber music and conducting the renown OU Hornsemble. He has extensive chamber music experience, performing in brass and wind quintets, as well as in a myriad of other chamber groups including strings and winds.
A veteran orchestral performer, has 42 years of professional orchestral experience, 26 of which was with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic for the entirety of his tenure. Other orchestras in which he has performed as a contract member are the Evansville Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony, Paducah Syphony, and Lexington Philharmonic Orchestras.. He also has performed with the Lousiville and Nashville Symphony Orchestras in an extra capacity.
As a recording artist, he has several titles to his credit. As a member of the Oklahoma Wind Quintet, their breakthrough recording, A Christmas Delight! is the first recording ever of seasonal music for wind quintet. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s CD, A Time of Healing issued on the Warner Bros label featured music from the Murrah Federal Buidling bombing memorial. He has released two solo CD’s on the Mark Masters label. His premier recording Bavarian Horn features works by German and Austrian composers. All but two titles are premier recordings of newer literature for horn and piano. His follow up recording The French Connection offers a wide collection of music from the Paris and Liege Conservatories. The contents of this disc offers first recordings of selections written expressly for these institutions.
He has repeatedly been a featured principal wind player and soloist for the Classical Music Seminar held in Eisenstadt, Austria. He has enjoyed solo appearaences with various orchestras; twice with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic performing Schumann’s Concertstucke for Fout Horns and Orchestra and Ken Fuch’s Summer Banner for Horn and Chamber Orchestra.
Dr. Matlick has been a featured soloist at 12 International Horn Society Symposia and has toured extensively across the U.S. appearing as a clinician and recitalist. An authority on horn ensemble literature, the University of Oklahoma Hornsemble is recognized as one of the U.S. most visible ensembles.
He is an educational artist/clinician with the Conn-Selmer Band Instrument Corporation