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Matthew "Math" Judson is a musician, drummer, songwriter, composer and educator from DeKalb, IL, currently in residency at Studio 1916 in Austin, TX. 


Young Math Judson dove headfirst into music as a child in central Illinois at the age of 9 when he built his own tupperware drum set, and would jam along with his Casio keyboard and favorite CD's.  From there, he progressed to studying percussion and piano, joining marching band and jazz band, to jamming with friends in the basement. At fifteen he began playing guitar for fun, because his friends would leave them at his house to jam, so he learned to play upside-down, since he plays left-handed. In college, Math was nurtured by accomplished professors including Steve Houghton, Ernie Adams, Fareed Haque, who have worked with artists including Billy Cobham, Al DiMeola, and Clark Terry. After earning a degree in Jazz Studies, Math toured as a drummer with a number of singers and professional Broadway performers like Anthony Rapp (Rent, Dazed & Confused) and Shoshana Bean (Wicked, Hairspray, Ariana Grande, Michael Jackson). In 2014, he and his group of friends moved to Austin, started an artist's co-op, and formed a band that would become The Pride. During this time, Math also performed with many Austin bands including The Digital Wild, taught private music lessons, composed music for the University of Texas Modern Dance program, and launched a solo career. Now, Math continues to develop his career at Studio 1916 outside of Austin, where he is currently in residency.