Matthew Good joined the Dallas Symphony in 1995. He began his college career at The Juilliard School, but was invited to move to Philadelphia to study at the Curtis Institute after his freshman year. While in school, he performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. Good was a Tanglewood Fellow in 1984. Upon graduation, Good earned the tuba position at the Jacksonville Symphony in Florida where he played for eight years. Since 1996, he has been an adjunct instructor of tuba at Southern Methodist University. In 1997, Good performed with the Aspen Festival Orchestra. Good resides in the Lakewood area of Dallas with his wife Kathy and their three dogs.