Matthew Overbay

Matthew Overbay, percussion (Glade Spring, VA), is a New York based percussionist and educator. Dedicated to bringing new music to life, he has commissioned pieces from emerging voices such as Tanner Porter, Max Esformes, and Kyle Krause. Some recent premieres include the world premiere of James Wood's "Kalavinka Duos" and the North American premiere of Karin Rehnqvist's "Dådra". Matthew has co-founded three percussion groups (Milieu, MoRF, Culper) and one mixed chamber collective (Syzygy) that have performed at festivals such as Nief-Norf and the So Percussion Summer Institute. His percussion trio, Culper, was selected to compete at the 2022 International Percussion Competition Luxembourg. Matthew has performed Xenakis’s solo music at the World Science Festival and attended the Aspen Music Festival as a full-scholarship recipient. In the spring of 2020, Matthew finished his doctoral residency at Stony Brook University and accepted a Percussion Teaching Fellowship at Bard College Conservatory of Music, where he assists percussion program co-directors Eric Cha-Beach and Jason Treuting. In addition to chamber coaching inside the Conservatory, Matthew also regularly performs with The Orchestra Now. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2021)