Dr. Matthew D. Luttrell joins the faculty of Adams State University as Director of Bands in July 2012. His duties include conducting the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, Marching Band, Applied Lessons, Instrumental Conducting, and other various duties. Matthew is a freelance drill writer and trombonist/euphonist in his spare time.
Prior to Adams State University, Matthew served Associate Director of Bands at the University of Texas Arlington and as Assistant Director of Bands at Illinois State University, where his bands have consistently received invitations to perform outside of campus venues, including NFL season and post-season games. He began his teaching career at Durango High School, located in Durango, CO.
During his doctoral work at Arizona State, Matthew served as assistant conductor to Gary Hill and Wayne Bailey in the Chamber Winds, Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble, as well as an instructor for the Sun Devil Marching Band, including arranging and drill writing.
Dr. Luttrell earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University in May 2010, with an emphasis in wind conducting and euphonium performance. He also holds two degrees in music education, from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Luttrell serves as both a clinician and adjudicator across the United States, and his professional affiliations include College Band Directors National Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, the National Association for Music Education, and is an honorary member of both the Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi honorary bands fraternities.
Matthew is the father of two beautiful children, Margaret and Quinten, and is about to celebrate fourteen years of marriage to his beautiful wife, Stephanie.