B i o g r a p h y
Mattie Greathouse is a dynamic performer and teacher in the greater Lexington and Bluegrass area. Recently appointed director of the Bluegrass Arts Collective, she combines her passion for performance with teaching and providing opportunities for young people in Jessamine County to experience in and create great music.
Currently a graduate student at University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts studying with Dr. Julie Hobbs, Mattie is the principal flutist in the UK Symphony Orchestra and the UK Opera Theater Orchestra. Her undergraduate training was at the University of Michigan with Detroit Symphony Orchestra piccoloist, Clemente Barone, and participated in masterclasses Leone Buyse. She has also worked with Nina Perlove, Robert Dick, and Leela Breithaupt. In 2019, Mattie won the first annual East Kentucky Flute Competition, and in 2014 was one of only three winners of the prestigious National Flute Association Performer's Competition, performing at the convention in Chicago. and presented three pieces which had won the Newly Published Music Award at the convention in Chicago.
Mattie regularly participates in summer music programs such as Flutissimo (2019) and Amy Porter's Anatomy of Sound (2016), and is a frequent performer and presenter at the Flute Society of Kentucky's annual Flute Festival. Her studio reflects her enthusiasm and excellence because her students have won and been finalists in the prestigious Governor's Scholarship for the Arts. Mattie also coaches flutists in summer band camps, volunteers at local schools promoting music awareness, and teaches general music to preschoolers.