Press: Interview with The Alternative, Premiere with Substream Magazine, Lawrence Songwriter Showcase feature with The Daily Kansan, Education feature with The Daily Kansan
Matthew Mulnix is an alternative pop/rock musician from Lawrence, KS. Performing both originals and covers through the filter of coffee shop guitar and vocals, Matthew loves entertaining audiences with his honest, yet accessible live sets. Mulnix has released two albums of original pop/rock music, including The Truth Exposed in 2013, and Relative North in 2017. His music has been featured in publications such as Substream Magazine and The Alternative.
Mulnix was diagnosed with Stargardt disease, a juvenile form of Macular Degeneration, at age 9 in 2001. With sheet music being difficult to read for a visually impaired student, Matthew elected to pursue public school music education by ear, rather than sight. Playing alto saxophone from 5th grade through college in the MSU PRIDE Marching Band, Matthew has approached several stringed instruments and styles at an advanced level. With his background in music theory and ear training, Mulnix provides services to growing musicians, including private music instruction, songwriting and arrangement, and record production at his project studio in Lawrence, KS.
Matthew began teaching music lessons in 2008 in his hometown of Bethany, MO. After receiving the VSA International Young Soloist Award and qualifying for the national DECA Entertainment Business competition in 2010, Matthew was encouraged to pursue both academic paths. With a focus on guitar, songwriting, and music business, Mulnix graduated from Missouri State University with his B.S. in Entertainment Management in 2014.
Since moving to Lawrence in 2016, Matthew has immersed himself into the music community. Mulnix has held roles as former Modern Worship Leader at First Christian Church, founder of Lawrence Songwriter Showcase, instructor of the Ukulele Orchestra at Lawrence Arts Center, and Instructor & Director of Youth Ensembles at Americana Music Academy. Matthew loves teaching students of any skill level, utilizing his background in music theory and ear training to help musicians achieve their goals.