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Michael Mattice

Michael began his musical studies at age 8 on flute and piano with Asst. Prof. Lynn Hertel of George Washington University. During this period he played a well-received invitational solo performance at the National Flute Convention. Michael’s scholastic music experiences included electric and upright bass performances in jazz and classical symphony orchestras. His high school symphony orchestra won gold medals and superior awards each year. Michael also earned competitive bass positions in District Symphony Orchestras and for three years was the principal bassist in the Arlington Youth Symphony Orchestra. Michael was one of a limited number of applicants across the country invited to audition for the National Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Program.

Outside of school, Michael played in well-known local indie rock bands playing all original music and had radio and television appearances. He was also chosen to play at a National Guitar Workshop clinic with Larry "Mr. ES-335" Carlton (Steely Dan, session guitarist).

Michael was competitively accepted to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, from which he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Professional Music comprised of Jazz Composition and Music Business. While at Berklee, Michael played with many great musicians. He played in local groups and with these groups or as a solo artist obtained residencies at various Boston area venues. Soon after graduation Michael had the pleasure and honor of touring with Jamaica's Aria Morgan as the band’s guitarist to promote her album, "Full Time Love." In his last months at Berklee Michael co-founded the progressive metal band Yantra, who released their debut album, “Beauty and Balance,” and continues to actively perform.

Beginning in late March 2013, Michael began his solo career as an acoustic guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His music is a fresh blend of folk, blues, indie, and country and his debut album, "Comin' Home", released on June 25, 2013.