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Nexus ICA faculty member, Matt Donald
Assistant Principal

Matt Donald is a multi-instrumentalist, known for bringing energy and creativity to the stage, studio and classroom.

He has been involved in music and performing since childhood and turned his hand to contemporary music in his teens, discovering a passion for the bass. He came to study at Nexus ICA in 2002/3 where he co-founded the rock band [dweeb], hailed as ‘infectious’1 and ‘perfecting the formula’2 of modern indie. Over the subsequent nine years they would go on to secure record deals, play hundreds of gigs around the world, release two studio albums and star in a documentary for the BBC.

Now an experienced session player, educator and Ableton (amongst others) endorsed artist, Matt continues to play worldwide alongside award-winning artists and musicians, as well as being part of the faculty here at Nexus ICA. He teaches our Bass pathway, all song writing curriculum, leads & contributes to several of our modules directly, as well as his Assistant Principal role here holding oversight of all our courses.

Matt holds an MA in Songwriting from the University of Bath Spa, a BA in Youth Studies and Applied Theology from Oxford Brookes and is an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Stay up to date with Matt Donald via his website –

1 Rock Sound Magazine, 2007.
2 Uncut Magazine, 2011.

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