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"After switching to one of Morrie's products, I realized how much I'd fought to produce the same quality of sound and intonation with other brands. The clarinets feel so smooth over all the registers and the tone is round and full. Not only do his instruments look beautiful, they sound as good as they look."

Biography

MoBa Bb with Grenadilla w/Rose Gold

MoBa A with Cocobolo w/Silver


Matthew Boyles lives, performs, and educates in the San Francisco metropolitan area of California performing with a number of orchestras and chamber music groups in the North Bay region. He is most currently the founding clarinetist in the Vinifera Trio and has also performed with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, California Symphony, Monterey Symphony, Modesto Symphony, and Townsend Opera. Matthew enjoys teaching all levels of music and is currently working Enriching Lives through Music in San Rafael California, and as the adjunct Clarinet professor at Napa Valley College. Before moving to the west coast, he was an active professional clarinetist in the Philadelphia area. Upon completing his Master’s Degree in 2011 at Temple University, he continued to perform with groups across the Northeast, including the New Haven Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and as a substitute musician with the Philadelphia Orchestra. While working on his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, he performed with various ensembles in the area including the Louisville Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.



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Fit and Sizing

Barrels

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha, and most other house brands
Standard Plus As above, larger bore for more free blowing feel
Selmer Paris Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

 

Bells

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha, and most other house brands
Selmer Paris Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Vocalise Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL TIP OPENING FACING LENGTH
R Hard Rod Rubber Close Short
G Hard Rod Rubber Medium Medium
H Hard Rod Rubber Open Long

Bb Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL TIP OPENING FACING LENGTH
Alpha Plastic 1.0 mm Medium
CG Crystal
Crystal 1.19 mm Medium Long
MoBa Hard Rubber .99 mm to 1.19 mm Medium Long

Bass Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL TIP OPENING FACING LENGTH
CG Crystal Crystal 1.80 mm 24 mm
MoBa Hard Rubber 1.75 mm Medium long
MoBa Plus Hard Rubber 1.85 mm Medium long

Eb Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL TIP OPENING FACING LENGTH
CG Crystal Crystal 1.19 mm 16.5 mm
MoBa Hard Rubber 1.03 mm Medium Long
MoBa Plus Hard Rubber 1.19 mm Medium Long