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Metropolitan State University of Denver - Orchestra
Brandon Matthews serves as Director of Orchestras and Professor of Music at Metropolitan State University of Denver. In addition to recent conducting engagements in Michigan, Texas, and Germany, Dr. Matthews regularly collaborates with orchestras and arts organizations in Colorado including the Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestras, Denver Philharmonic, Longmont Dance Theatre, the Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Boulder Symphony Orchestra. He obtained a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting at Arizona State University with Timothy Russell and William Reber, and holds degrees in orchestral conducting (studying with Kory Katseanes) and piano performance from Brigham Young University. Dr. Matthews has worked with noted conductors and pedagogues such as Kenneth Kiesler, Larry Rachleff, Harold Farberman, and Louis Lane.