Matthew Hough (b. 1981) is a composer and performer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A fifteen-year veteran of New York City’s eclectic music scene, Hough relocated to Berkeley, California in 2015. His alt-pop debut record, When Summer Ends, was released on Brooklyn, NY label Original Abstractions on September 20, 2016.

Also a composer of concert music, Hough has received commissions from Iktus Percussion, Yarn/Wire, Loadbang, Red Light New Music and the Freeport, New York school district. He has received awards and grants from New Music USA, the Sally Mead Hands Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York University and the Manhattan School of Music.

Hough’s work as a guitarist includes his Music from the Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach, a collection of plectrum guitar duets designed for teachers of intermediate students. He has performed with the Wet Ink Ensemble, Dither Guitar Quartet and Argento Chamber Ensemble.

Hough has authored articles published in the Society for Music Theory’s electronic journal Music Theory Online, Oxford University Press’ Grove Music Online and the journal Guitar Review.

Hough is currently Director of Musicianship at the University of California, Berkeley. His music can be heard on Original Abstractions and is published by Hough House.