Undergraduate Research

Matthew Sowersby, Music and Sound Recording




“I am glad to be researching a topic that is so relevant to my goals as a classical guitarist.”

"For my research co-op with Dr. Alan Williams I am examining the potential for “non-traditional” musicians to make a living by performing and whether this can become a sustainable form of income for such artists. Part of this project requires me to plot fictional tours, taking into account the various expenses associated with life on the road. A point of focus in my research is the opportunity house concerts present, which we feel has not been fully tapped into. I am glad to be researching a topic that is so relevant to my goals as a classical guitarist." Matthew is currently a junior majoring in Music Performance and Music Business, and in addition to his research at UMass Lowell, he is gaining real world experience managing his own guitarist business that he advertises on the Web (http://matthewsowersby.com/). Matthew is both a passionate teacher and performer "with a lyrical approach to his instrument."