Matthew Hudgens, an established performer and teacher, currently holds a studio of over 40 oboe students in the DFW area. Matthew performs with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra under the direction of Eugene Corporon, and is a faculty artist with the newly formed Maryland Wind Festival. As an educator, Hudgens has taught severel Texas All-State master classes, instructed at the Bocal Majority/Operation O.B.O.E summer camps, and has held masterclasses at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Hudgens has performed with Grand Junction Symphony, Symphony in the Vally, Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, Serenata Strings, Loan Star Wind Orchestra, North Texas Wind Symphony, North Texas Symphony Orchestra, and has freelanced throughout Colorado, Virginia, Tennessee, and Texas. While pursuing his masters degree Matthew began studying early music and was introduced to the Baroque Oboe. He has been accepted twice to the International Baroque Institute at the Longy School of Music. He has performed with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Austin Baroque Orchestra, Dallas Bach Society, Denton Bach Society, and traveled with the UNT Baroque Orchestra to perform at the Boston Early Music Festival.
Matthew received his bachelors degree in music performance from East Tennessee State University with Dr. Aryn Sweeney. He received a masters degree in music performance with a related field in early music from University of North Texas under James Ryon and Kathryn Montoya.